Tag: murder

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 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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Jul 22

Book Review: Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë I was supposed to have read this in high school, and I read just enough of it at the time to go “boooooarrrring!!” and fake my way through the rest of the semester. So now that I’m an adult and more tolerant of difficult literature, I decided to give it …

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Jul 10

Book Review – The Dinner

The Dinner by Herman Koch “It was okay” is the phrase which most accurately describes how I feel about this book. It was described as Europe’s answer to GONE GIRL (a book I very much enjoyed). I was wondering how a book that was not an epistolary from the viewpoint of a missing woman could …

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