Tag: murder

Nov 12

Book Review: Stay With Me

Stay with Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ This is an amazingly well written book with deeply flawed characters who are in turn both understandable and detestable. My opinions on the characters changed so much over the course of the novel. It stars out when Yejide finds out her husband Akin has–against her wishes–taken a second wife. …

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Jun 11

Book Review: The Luminaries

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton This book takes place in New Zealand during the gold rush of the mid nineteenth century, a time and place I know almost nothing about. It begins when a young man stumbles to shore, frightened by a horrifying spectre he has seen on the ship. He picks the first hotel …

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Apr 16

Book Review: Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Who would have thought that a story about gossip and kindergarten mothers could be so dark and suspenseful? What really cinches this book as a standout example of its genre are the solidly constructed characters and the successful interview-style framing. The sideline interviews with different characters not only heighten …

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Feb 27

Book Review: Dead Run

Dead Run: The Murder of a Lawman and the Greatest Manhunt of the Modern American West by Dan Schultz True crime isn’t my favorite genre, so I’m not sure why I got this from audible. Maybe it was the nice cover photo. I’m glad I did. It’s a gritty and fascinating story about three anti-government …

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May 15

Book Review: Rebecca

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier Sometimes when I want a palette-cleanser from some tepid books, I look through “classics I’ve never read” hoping I’ll find a gem. This is regarded as one of the best books of a greatly-admired author and I figured it would be worth a listen. It was. The first thing I …

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