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Await Your Reply, by Dan Chaon


Await Your Reply is ultimately a tragic story featuring characters who are lost or mentally ill and either want a new start or can’t let go of the past. 395 more words

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Ill Will by Dan Chaon

“What do you call it when someone can’t tell the difference between what’s real and what’s not real?”
— Dan Chaon, Ill Will

    Get ready for one of the most infuriating thrillers this year as… 1,095 more words


"Folding Nebraska into fiction" from the OWH

Check out this article from last month in the Omaha World-Herald by Micah Mertes that explores how Nebraska has been used as a setting by contemporary novelists. 168 more words


Books Read in February, March + April.

“The Exquisite Risk- Daring to Live an Authentic Life” by Mark Nepo

Before stories were recorded, what happened to the living was told and retold around fires, on cliffs, and in the shade of enormous trees.  1,653 more words

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Ill Will by Dan Chaon

Ill Will by Dan Chaon

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5 stars.

This book was interesting. It’s got some great mysteries (two main ones to be precise) in it, but the main character, Dustin Tillman, is a a spacy, damaged man, and the story reflects that vibe. 276 more words


Ill Will by Dan Chaon

This novel has been showing up everywhere. I’ve been getting so many recommendations to read it and every time I pass my local bookstore, it’s the first book I see on display. 644 more words


April 8, 2017: My 5 Favorite Recent Reads!

In a previous blog entry, I ranted about the shit book recommendations put forth by numerous reputable websites.  It would seem that, in many cases, the quality of the work is of much less importance than the connections of the author.   934 more words

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