Category Archive: Book Review

Apr 11

Book Review: All Things Cease To Appear

All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage This was billed as a dark thriller, and it starts out as such when George Clare, a college professor, comes home from work to find his beautiful wife murdered by an axe. He’s portrayed sympathetically, and the reader is left to think that he probably didn’t do …

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Apr 06

Book Review: The Passenger

The Passenger by Lisa Lutz I’d read Lisa Lutz’s THE SPELLMAN FILES and found them wacky madcap fun, so I decided to give this a chance. It starts out with a little of the zaniness of the other books, which didn’t suit the mood of the novel. This novel aims to be a very dark …

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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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