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Countdown City: The Last Policeman II by Ben H. Winters

I may have made this point before, but here goes.

If you grew up watching television you probably have certain shows that can best be called comfort shows.   331 more words

Book Review

From the Terrace

From the Terrace by John O’Hara

pages: 897
publication date: 1958
ISBN: 978-0394425801

I’m surprised John O’Hara isn’t more well-known as an American author. He takes the epic nature of a… 481 more words

Book Review

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

This is not going to be a real “review.”

If you are a fan of young adult literature and have not read Sharon Creech’s wonderful novel  130 more words

Book Review

Tell Me All the Dirty Words You Know (The Mountain Lion by Jean Stafford)

Every great novel sets up expectations early on and then, at some point, subverts them in a way that is surprising and unsettling yet not a betrayal of the reader; Jean Stafford’s  105 more words

Three-Sentence Reviews

Lagoon, Nnedi Okorafor

Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor

First Published: 2014
Pages: 301
Form: Novel


 A star fall from the sky. A woman rises from the sea.

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Week 2.00

I’d better be a poet or lay down dead.
— Jack Kerouac

The bear trap was still firmly attached to the back of Wendt’s head… 2,194 more words

American Fiction

Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson: A Review

Wow. What a book. I’m absolutely blown away. I haven’t read a story so elegantly written and yet so homely and comfortable. Gilead is theologically rich and so very personal and simple. 74 more words