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Book Review: The True Darcy Spirit

The True Darcy Spirit (Darcy #3), by Elizabeth Aston If you really like the author and the way she treats the supposed second generation of Darcy women, then it would be possible to like this work.  As for me, someone … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Exploits And Adventures Of Miss Alethea Darcy

The Exploits And Adventures Of Miss Alethea Darcy (Darcy #2), by Elizabeth Aston This was a hard novel to really appreciate.  Throughout her body of work, Elizabeth Aston has written a lot about the Darcy family as she imagines them … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Day Of The Donald

The Day Of The Donald:  Trump Trumps America!, by Andrew Shaffer If one compares this book to the author’s writing in the Obama-Biden mystery series, which takes as its starting point the political afterlife of the previous president and vice … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fifty Shames Of Earl Grey

Fifty Shames Of Earl Grey:  A Parody, by Fanny Merkin (aka Andrew Shaffer) One of the most obvious but seldom asked questions when it comes to books is do they need to exist?  Does this book have a worth or … Continue reading

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Book Review: King Hedley II

King Hedley II (The Century Cycle #9), by August Wilson King Hedley II is a poignant and tragic play, one of a series of poignant and tragic plays by the author, in which a black man ends up being both … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lion In The Valley

Lion In The Valley (Amelia Peabody #4), by Elizabeth Peters At this stage in a novel series, particularly one that goes on a long time (and there are a lot more novels to read, as this is only the fourth … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Defense

The Defense, by Vladimir Nabokov This particular book is an excellent one, and is evidence of the way that Nabokov manages to take characters who are highly sympathetic and then puts them through misery.  There are some authors that like … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pale Fire

Pale Fire, by Vladimir Nabokov There are some writers whose creativity is so great and whose way of writing and thinking are so elusive that they become classic authors of all-time works without others being able to get a good … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jitney (The Century Cycle #8)

Jitney (The Century Cycle #8), by August Wilson In this play the author manages to again provide a thoughtful look at the black experience, in this case looking at the gap between the hopes and aspirations of blacks in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Violent Bear It Away

The Violent Bear It Away:  A Novel, by Flannery O’Connor This particular book is a dark and chilling novel, one that portrays the life of the rural South as featuring a complex battle over spirituality in which someone is compelled … Continue reading

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