Category Archives: Recommended

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—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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Book Review—The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

It was a long haul, but I finally finished Eleanor Catton’s tome, “The Luminaries,” and I have two very strong feelings about it: 1) I freaking loved it, 2) I’m angry with it. Firstly, here’s a summary from Granta: “It … Continue reading

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Book Review—And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

If you’ve read Khaled Hosseini’s books before then you know what you’re signing up for when you crack open the first page of his newest novel “And the Mountains Echoed.”  If you haven’t read his books, then you might want … Continue reading

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