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West of Eden, by Jean Stein: Book Review

I’ve been a movie buff for a long time. For a time in my early twenties I actually studied the Oscars. Seriously, I studied them. I got to the point … Continue reading

August 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Why We Broke Up, by Daniel Handler: Book Review

The overarching problem of this desperately quirky novel is that is can be summed up thusly: “you were an insanely narcissistic creep who treated me like dirt. That’s why we … Continue reading

August 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Cuckoo’s Calling, by Robert Galbraith: Book Review

“The dead could only speak through the mouths of those left behind, and through the signs they left scattered behind them.” Every detective series has to have a memorable detective … Continue reading

August 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen: Book Review

“As Hegel said, tragedy was not the conflict between right and wrong but right and right, a dilemma none of us who wanted participate in history could escape.” The Sympathizer … Continue reading

July 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Barkskins, by Annie Proulx: Book Review

“All must pay the debt of nature.” Annie Proulx’s work up to now has been many things, some of them seemingly contradictory: terse, blunt, sharp, distant, poignant, violent, humane, and … Continue reading

July 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Our Souls at Night, by Kent Haruf: Book Review

“Who would have thought at this time in our lives that we’d still have something like this. That it turns out we’re not finished with changes and excitements. And not … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins: Book Review

“I have lost control over everything, even the places in my head.” To talk too much about The Girl on the Train is to give away its secrets, so I will … Continue reading

June 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

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