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Book Review: My Lady’s Choosing

My Lady’s Choosing:  An Interactive Romance Novel, by Kitty Curran & Larissa Zageris What do you get when you cross a somewhat sleazy but generally entertaining regency novel with intriguing characters and a compelling and complex plot with the Choose … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Chance At Forever

A Chance At Forever (Teaville Moral Society #3), by Melissa Jaegers [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany Books/Net Gallery.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I suppose I’m not the kindest judge of romance novels … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rings Of Saturn

The Rings Of Saturn, by W.G. Sebald Having come to the eighth and final book that my library had from this author, there is a feeling of some melancholy in reading this book.  On the one hand, there are no … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vertigo

Vertigo, by W.G. Sebald There are some quirks about W.G. Sebald as a writer that are well worth taking in mind when one reads a novel like this.  For one, Sebald definitely likes to dwell in the seedier parts of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Emigrants

The Emigrants, by W.G. Sebald Having read a fair amount of the author’s work before, I must say I was struck by the elements that made this such a compelling novel.  Some readers may be a bit puzzled that it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Invitation To A Beheading

Invitation To A Beheading, by Vladimir Nabokov Although many have labeled this strange work of magical realism as Kafkaesque, that is not an entirely just comparison.  To be sure, this book is strange and its protagonist, Cincinnatus, is seemingly trapped … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lucky Boy

Lucky Boy:  A Novel, by Shanthi Sekaran This is possibly the worst novel I have read in some time.  There are bad books that are bad because they are incoherent and lack attention to structure, and there are bad books … Continue reading

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Why U No Finish: The Far River

The Far River, by Barbara Wood [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Ingram Publisher Services.] I was unable to finish this book due to technical problems relating to hard drive failure and the fact that the book … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Shakespeare Conspiracy

The Shakespeare Consipracy, by Sandra Hochman [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Edelweiss/Ingram Publisher Services.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] When one is a bardophile to the extent that I am [1], one reads a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lexicon

Lexicon, by Max Barry This is a fascinating book whose depth and dark turns have only been hinted at in previous novels by the author, and it is precisely the sort of book that one would want to see in … Continue reading

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