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Jul 30

Book Review: The Flamethrowers

The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner This book feels very literary to me in that it’s full of a lot of different things, but if you asked me what it was about, I’d have a hard time answering. About a girl who dated a rich man? About poseur artists? About speed? About motorcycles? The main character …

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Mar 03

Book Review: The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith This book is a classic for a reason. Groundbreaking in its time, its protagonist is a clever, amoral man whom we can’t help but root for, even as we despise him. Or maybe I’m speaking for myself. I wanted Tom Ripley to succeed. I shared his paranoia that …

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Jun 12

Book Review-My Real Children

My Real Children by Jo Walton I’m torn between four and five stars for this. I think it would be four stars if you’re expecting a sci-fi/fantasy novel, and five stars if you’re expecting a book club novel. Alas, after AMONG OTHERS and the SMALL CHANGE series, my expectations from Jo Walton are perhaps unreasonably …

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May 01

Book Review: Blood, Bones, and Butter

“Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton Memoirs I’ve read fall into one of four categories. There’s the “My childhood is worse than your childhood” memoir, the “I am or hang out with famous people” memoir, the chef/restaurateur” memoir, and the “traveled the world and met quaint people” …

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