Category Archives: Fiction

Book Review—The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

It’s quite a rare thing for someone to say that they read a tome of a book in about four days, yet this is exactly what I did with David Mitchell’s new novel “The Bone Clocks.” At times, my brain … Continue reading

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Book Review—Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimmage by Haruki Murakami

It’s been about two weeks since I finished Murakami’s new book “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimmage,” and I still don’t know what to say about it.  But it’s about time I said something.  Firstly, if you’ve taken a … Continue reading

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Book Review—Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

I asked a fellow bookie what she thought about “Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey, and she replied with something along the lines of: “I loved that book! But I kind of didn’t like it. I read it in one day. But … Continue reading

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Book Review—The Cider House Rules by John Irving

It took me awhile to figure out what I wanted to say about John Irving’s “The Cider House Rules.”  On the one hand, it’s a celebrated classic by a genius author, and on the other hand, some of Irving’s not … Continue reading

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Book Review—Stories of the Sea by Collected Authors

Oopsies it’s been a long time, but for some reason this last book of short stories took quite awhile to finish.  I must say, although I really enjoyed this collection, it didn’t quite make me itch to jump on a … Continue reading

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Book Review—Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell

The thing I love most about Karen Russell’s writing is that when you’re asked to define it as fiction or fantasy, it’s not as easy as you’d think.  Take “Swamplandia!” for example: are there now, or have there ever been, … Continue reading

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Book Review—Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

As is typical in Bradbury novels, the long, predominantly confusing first half of this book, with head-scratching, yet beautiful prose, led up to a slightly less confusing conclusion, where I finished knowing a little bit more about what it all … Continue reading

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Book Review—Marshlands by Matthew Olshan

So I read “Marshlands” by Matthew Olshan in a day.  This book, out in hardcover, is about some kind of occupation in some kind of country and a surgeon who committed some kind of crime which got him thrown in … Continue reading

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Book Review—The Shining by Stephen King

The author of this next book is one I’ve loved since middle school, and one who every reader is guaranteed to know. Say what you want about Stephen King’s rapid fire horror novels, but he IS a modern horror genius.  It’s … Continue reading

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Book Review—We, the Drowned by Carsten Jensen

It’s been awhile, but oh I’ve got a book for you! It’s another tome, but unlike “The Luminaries’”  cerebral tread down convoluted lane, “We, the Drowned” is a swashbuckling visceral rampage through 100 years of the Danish town of Marstal’s … Continue reading

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