Pass, Check Out, Buy: 2013 Noteworthy Novels Year-End Wrap Up
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Pass, Check Out, Buy: 2013 Noteworthy Novels Year-End Wrap Up

The hour of year-end reviews is upon us. In this post, I will be briefly covering each of the 2013 titles that I did not review in full length earlier in the year. Most of these titles are from established authors and were heavily hyped. A number fell short, but there are definitely books worth … Continue reading

Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls and New American Humor
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Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls and New American Humor

It takes a certain special sense of humor to enjoy the works of David Sedaris. My mother, for example, would likely find his books vulgar and distasteful, as would many men and women in their later years. Even so, Sedaris’s wacky, darker sense of humor is not usually what I find entertaining. There is something … Continue reading

Beautiful Ruins: A Novel
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Beautiful Ruins: A Novel

Jess Walter takes the title for his latest novel from a┬áNew Yorker description of fabled film star Richard Burton at the age of fifty-four. Immediately, “Beautiful Ruins” conjures visions of classic Hollywood splendor contrasted with the rancorous TMZ busts and vapidity seen in some pockets of the modern cinema scene. Walter, however, plays with readers’ … Continue reading