Category Archive: Book Review

Mar 30

Book Review: Honky Tonk Samurai

Honky Tonk Samurai by Joe R. Lansdale I have never read any of the Hap and Leonard series, but once I listened to Joe Lansdale do a reading at a con, and the guy made me cry talking about zombies of all things, so I knew the guy could write. The sentence-level writing in this …

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Mar 28

Book Review: Wild

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed This book hit me much differently than other memoirs I’ve read. I’ve read other books about mountaineers and felt no desire whatsoever to replicate any part of their experience, not even a fleeting pang of envy for their adventure. But this book …

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Mar 20

Book Review: Sweet

Sweet by Emmy Laybourne I was drawn to this book by its cover, so different from the others in the dystopian YA section of the bookstore. But I didn’t want to buy a book, so I opened the cover and hoped it would suck so I could leave it. But it didn’t suck, so I …

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Mar 11

Book Review: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam M. Grant Like the best of this sort of non-fiction pop-science book, it’s hard to say exactly what the book is about. Yes, it sort of touches on “how non-conformists move the world” but it’s more like a collection of true stories around the theme of how …

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Feb 23

Book Review: The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt I burned through this book in less than ten days, not because it’s a fast-paced read, but because I got it as an audiobook from the library and knew if I didn’t finish it I’d never get to hear the end of it. Then I realized it was more than …

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