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8 Rejected Novels I Wrote

By Editor-In-Chief Jackson Curtin

It may surprise you that I wrote a short novella a few years ago. It sold four copies and I never got my royalty check. 183 more words


Divergent (Veronica Roth) 2 out of 5

Divergent is supposed to be a tough-girl dystopian adventure following on the heels of Katniss and Katsa.  Tris (our new tough girl) lives in futuristic Chicago, which is divided into five factions: Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Erudite, and Dauntless.  612 more words

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Manga Man (Barry Lyga) 2 out of 5

Longtime readers of this blog may suspect that graphic novels always get high ratings.  It’s true: I’m crazy about Sandman and can’t say enough good things about… 127 more words

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Left Behind

Has anyone out there read The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen?  I’ve had it on my reading list for quite a while.  I finally picked it up at the library and took the plunge a little over a week ago.   161 more words


Fifty Shades of Grey - DRINKING GAME RULES

This book is so exuberantly, hilariously flawed that it requires a drinking game.

Drink every time:

  • Christian Grey acts like a stalker with poor impulse control.
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Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro) 2*

If you’ve ever read a science fiction book, this book will bore the pants off you (and not in a good way).

It’s like how… 523 more words

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The Help (Kathryn Stockett) 2*

People seem to have a lot to say about this book, but I am far too bored to say very much.  Briefly:

1. It’s boring.  I eventually skipped all but Minnie’s chapters (the only interesting narrator and also the only interesting plot arc), so you could say I read of this book, which is ½ too much. 162 more words

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