Diane Setterfield set the bar pretty high for herself with her first novel, The Thirteenth Tale, which is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Now she’s back with Bellman & Black, a ghost story of sorts that isn’t as haunting to the reader as it is to the protagonist.Read more "Book Review: Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield"
Get ready for The Dinner by Herman Koch, a story that brings whole new meaning to the Friends theme song, “I’ll Be There for You.”Read more "Book Review: The Dinner by Herman Koch"
Lauren: Between the genres of comic books and novels I’m most drawn to reading, it’s sometimes shocking to remember that not all books are a part of a series with hundreds and hundreds of pages building on the work that came before. It can become overwhelming, which is when it becomes pertinent to my psyche […]Read more "Book Club in Session: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman"
I thought I’d heard of everything when it came to nonhuman significant others. There are inflatable sex dolls, and one step up, Lars’ life-sized anatomically correct doll-turned-girlfriend in Lars and the Real Girl. And if you can’t buy a girlfriend, you can make one from scratch, much like the robo-wife in Robopocolypse. Yet, a girlfriend […]Read more "Book Club in Session: The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker"
When I was younger I remember being too scared to watch The Shining with my sister and mom thanks to that terrifying cover image of Nicholson bludgeoning his way through the door.Read more "Book Review: The Shining by Stephen King"
Even though this is a little bit out of my comfort zone when it comes to genre (though not completely; there is mention of a ghost, after all), Diane Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale is easily one of the best books I’ve read in a long time.Read more "Book Review: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield"
I think this book was supposed to be provocative, and I think the author tried her very best to be insightful… but it just wasn’t either of those things.Read more "Book Review: Americana by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie"