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Review: The Tin Drum by Günter Grass

I read The Tin Drum twice; I admit, that both times I read this novel, I forced myself to read it.  The first time I only made it to page 100, then stopped. 526 more words

Book Reviews

A lookery at "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry" by Fredrik Backman

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrick Backman

Atria Books

June 16, 2015

384 pages


Precocious seven-year-old Elsa, and her seventy-seven year old Granny, who is quite possibly bonkers, are inseparable. 334 more words

Contemporary Fiction

From: Queen of the Catacombs

Land’s end

Something of the world’s whimper at the end of the concrete mole, the land’s end that jutted out into the sea. Clinging, cloying heat. 273 more words

Alexander Booth

Review: Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Sarah’s Key is an overrated novel about a popular subject, Jewish persecution during World War II, which drives it’s popularity. There is nothing new or inventive about the subject matter, characterization, or prose found in this novel. 380 more words

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"Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Title: Americanah
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 9780307271082
Pages: 496
Release date: May 14, 2013
Publisher: Knopf
Genre: Fiction
Format: Hardcover
Source: Personal collection*
Rating: 3 out of 5… 714 more words

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Book Review: Everywhere Stories

Christopher’s book review of Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet, an anthology edited by Clifford Garstang, appears in The Collagist.

Here is the opening of the review: 159 more words


Tatiana by Martin Cruz Smith

Arkady Renko, Martin Cruz Smith‘s intrepid detective is caught up in a case that he knows he won’t be assigned to investigate. A daring Russian reporter, Tatiana Petrovna, has apparently committed suicide. 210 more words

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