Tag: suicide

Aug 09

Book Review: A Far Cry from Kensington

A Far Cry from Kensington by Muriel Spark I’d never read anything or heard anything about this author, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I don’t always like to read stories about female protagonists set in historical periods, because it often fills me with feminist rage, but Mrs. Hawkins manages to live in the …

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Apr 27

Book Review: Me Before You

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes I’ve never read this author, and generally eschew anything with “romance” in the genre description, but I have to say I loved this book. It’s got everything I want from a novel: drama, tension, a compelling plot, and believable, likeable, complex characters. The audiobook version is nearly 14 hours …

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Dec 16

Book Review: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes-And Other Lessons From the Crematory

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty I really enjoyed this. How can you not like a poignant memoir that makes you laugh with lines like “A girl never forgets the first corpse she shaves.” I got the audiobook, read by the author, who has a raspy, cheerful …

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Jan 04

Book Review: It’s Kind of a Funny Story

It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini This is a great little story of redemption and hope. Craig, an over-achieving boy who just got into a prestigious high school, is in over his head. After spending a year studying for the test to get into his school, Craig finds that the school’s rigorous …

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Dec 25

Book Review: A Long Way Down (Audio)

A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby I’ve enjoyed a different one of Nick Hornby’s books, so this seemed like a safer bet to spend money on than some of the other audiobooks out there. The story revolves around four very, very different characters, and the actors do a good job with them, so it’s …

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