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05 April 2014

Sense Of An Ending

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Julian Barnes’s latest novel, Sense Of An Ending, has been well received. It’s won the 2011 Man Booker prize. It’s well written—which, in this case, actually just means that the …

02 April 2014

Read Doughnut

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Tom Holt’s Doughnut is an utter confection* of silliness, sci-fi, world hopping, and awkward family relationships. If you’re unfamiliar with the realm of funny sci-fi, then dearest reader let me …

22 March 2014

Must Read: The Last Werewolf Series

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Glen Duncan’s The Last Werewolf series is a powerful, engrossing, delicious delivery of violence, sex, musings on the why’s of life, questions about the nature of humanity (and monstrosity, as …

21 March 2014

Love The Basic 8

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Gosh. The Basic 8 is one of those books I wish I’d read in high school. I mean, half a decade later it’s still amazing, I just know though, that …

13 September 2013

Read Before You See: The Book Thief

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Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief is a masterpiece. I’m dead serious. So I’m both excited and terrified by the prospect that a movie interpretation of the book will be in …

28 July 2013

We Recommend: Orphan Black

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There’s this little BBC America show about clones—Orphan Black?—you might have heard of it (and how people are ready to swear bloody vengeance because a certain actress was Emmy snubbed). …

08 June 2013

Recommended: Eleanor & Park

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Wow. I am super not qualified to objectively talk about this book in even a pseudo opinions-are-never-really-objective way. I have zero distance from this thing. I am in it, it’s …

03 June 2013

The Andalucian Friend: Nope

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The press team on The Andalucian Friend is working their tails off to try and convince the general public that The Andalucian Friend is the Swedish thriller book equivalent of …

02 June 2013

Fat Angie

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I. Wow. E.E. Charlton-Trujillo’s Fat Angie is a triumph and a mess and funny and brutally honest and gimmicky and clichéd and wonderful and a freaking thousand volts straight to …

03 May 2013

Vampires In the Lemon Grove

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Vampires in the Lemon Grove is Karen Russell’s second collection of short stories. Her first, St Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, and her first novel, Swamplandia!, received quite …

29 April 2013

See Now Then by Jamaica Kincaid

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I haven’t had a whole bunch of exposure to Jamaica Kincaid. I read Girl (which fairly blew my mind, GO READ THAT!), so there’s that, I guess. But I’m no …

09 April 2013

Must Read: The Thomas Cromwell Series

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Hilary Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell series is fantastic. The series is planned to consist of three books, two of which are already out (Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies). The …

18 February 2013

The Love Song of Jonny Valentine

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Teddy Wayne’s latest novel, The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, is about 11-year-old tween pop star, Jonny Valentine, and the circus that is his life. In the book, Jonny relates …

12 February 2013

The Average American Marriage by Chad Kultgen

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Chad Kultgen’s latest novel, The Average American Marriage is the sequel to his provocative first novel, The Average American Male. The Average American Marriage is much like The Average American …

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