Author Archives: Tietsu

About Tietsu

Someday the words that fill my brain will fill cheap paperback books. Until then, I will collect them here.

Book Review: Digging to America by Anne Tyler

At my work we were given the task of filling out a sheet of paper about the books we liked and the ones we didn’t. There were ‘whys’ and titled examples of what drove us to keep reading and what … Continue reading

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Book Review: Will Save the Galaxy for Food by Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw

There is something about Yahtzee Croshaw that has always appealed to me. I discovered his Zero Punctuation just before it got picked up The Escapist back in 2007. His disdain for tropish literature and general cynicism for, well, everything puts … Continue reading

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Book Review: It by Stephen King

After reading The Dark Tower series I felt like I had given Stephen King a bit of a bad rap. I have lamented about such things earlier, but aside from my drunken late night decision to follow him on Twitter, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stoner by John Williams

When I was a kid I use to walk through graveyards. I’d search for the oldest headstones and longest lived lying beneath them. I remember running charcoal across crumbled paper in order to decipher those too weathered and beaten to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

I read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow back in high school. It was Halloween and as all teachers strive to tie literature to something relevant in their students’ lives, mine did the same. I didn’t remember it. I remember being … Continue reading

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Book Review: King Leopold’s Ghost by Adam Hochschild

  I don’t demand much from my nonfiction. If you’re teaching me something and can convey it even in a lightly poetic prose then I’m going to love you. Maybe I’m just cheap, maybe I’m just easily impressed by people … Continue reading

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Book Review: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

Half Holocaust chronicle, half psychoanalytical pimping, this book straddles a strange place stuck between delving into the human condition and feeling good like some sort of literary infomercial. Fortunately, what it’s selling isn’t vulgar and is ultimately as ethereal and … Continue reading

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