A Thousand Flappers and Hobbledehoys

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The News: A User’s Manual – Review

Alain de Botton’s examination of the way we consume and cover the news is closer to a manifesto than a manual.

10 October 2016 · Leave a comment

The Handmaid’s Tale – Review

This dystopian novel from over 30 years ago feels frighteningly relevant to our current political situation.

3 October 2016 · Leave a comment

A Room With a View — Review

This E.M. Forster book is beautifully written, and encapsulates much that is wonderful about the English novel, but I ended feeling more like Mr. Beebe than anyone else.

28 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Joyland — Review

Stephen King tries on the crime novel, and finds that it fits pretty well.

24 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Telegraph Avenue — Review

Don’t trust my opinion of Michael Chabon books, because I love them all. But I loved this Michael Chabon book.

18 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Some Disorganized Thoughts on Michael Chabon’s Telegraph Avenue

Michael Chabon’s novel Telegraph Avenue loves vinyl, and it seems to love the novel. But does it love them in the same way? I haven’t finished it yet, so these are just my impressions so far.

15 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Doomsday Book — Review

Connie Willis’s time-travel novel is good, but not quite at the same high level as its sequel.

23 August 2016 · Leave a comment

The Friends of Eddie Coyle — Review

Possibly the Platonic ideal of a crime novel.

16 August 2016 · Leave a comment

Boys Among Men — Review

Jonathan Abrams’s book offers an entertaining, interesting look at the lives of teenage basketball stars.

10 August 2016 · Leave a comment

The Bachman Books: Four Early Novels — Review

this post was originally published on my Goodreads account. Okay, so, first things first: of the four novels in this collection, one is basically a dramatization of a school shooting, … Continue reading

1 August 2016 · Leave a comment
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