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Book Review: Backlands

Backlands:  A Novel, by Victoria Shorr This book seems custom-made to make into a movie.  I do not consider that a bad thing, even if this story is not precisely the sort of story I am most fond of.  There … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bellini And The Sphinx

Bellini And The Sphinx, by Tony Bellotto, translated by Clifford E. Landers The author is apparently a noted musician in Brazil that I am not familiar with and also a noted writer in Brazilian noir fiction.  As someone who is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Portuguese Irregular Verbs

Portuguese Irregular Verbs (Portuguese Irregular Verbs #1), by Alexander McCall Smith Spoiler alert:  This book isn’t actually about Portuguese irregular verbs.  One of the odd things that happens when one simply puts on hold all the books in one’s library … Continue reading

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Book Review: Divided States Of America

Divided States Of America, by Aithal [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Reedsy Discovery.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] There was admittedly much I did not appreciate about this book.  I had expected a novel … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Thanatos Syndrome

The Thanatos Syndrome, by Walker Percy It appears as if this novel is part of the same series as Love In The Ruins, especially as both have as their lead character one Thomas More, and it would seem a bit … Continue reading

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Book Review: Love In The Ruins

Love In The Ruins, by Walker Percy I must admit that even as a reader of odd books that this author had not came across my radar until I was looking for random books from Roman Catholics.  This book happens … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tigana

Tigana, by Guy Gavriel Kay It is rather striking that in this book’s afterward the author claims that he was in part inspired to write this moving book about memory by the sight of the notorious communist photos where people … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Song For Arbonne

A Song For Arbonne, by Guy Gavriel Kay In many ways this book deserves to be seen as a companion volume to the author’s work in Ysabel, given that it explores the same region of Provence that the author’s previous … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Russian Girl

The Russian Girl, by Kingsley Amis This book finds Kingsley Amis deep in his late-career misogyny, filled with a dark and sometimes cruel wit about people who range from slightly sympathetic to deeply and hauntingly odd.  That is not to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lucky Jim

Lucky Jim, by Kingsley Amis This novel is what got the author famous, and if it is not quite as good a novel as one would hope, there are certainly plenty of reasons why it is a famous one.  In … Continue reading

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