Tag Archives: american literature

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 Anthologist by Nicholson Baker

Sometimes it is hard to write reviews. When you can pin one thing down that you loved, hated, emoted over intensely, you can kind of push you way into something fast and messy. I am not a great reviewer. I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

Dashiel Hammet put me off the whole hard-boiled detective/noir genre. I’ve always loved the idea. Simplicity, attitude, and a touch of the literary. It’s a tough world, riddled with greys. What joy there is in hardening the souls of your … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

The Martian Chronicles is a series of short stories and vignettes following humanity’s hypothetical exploration and eventual colonization of Mars. It’s an interesting concept written by one of the strongest sci-fi writer’s of the 20th century. Problem is, it’s less … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Necronomicon by H.P. Lovecraft

Armed with an egregiously large penchant for ten dollar words and a masterful ability to leverage every cent from the pay-per-word pulp magazines, Lovecraft stands among a skeletally thin pantheon of serial writers who have managed to cross their own … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis

I don’t really have a roadmap when it comes to the books I read, it comes largely down to availability and perhaps more honestly, whimsy. The Man Who Fell to Earth is one of the wonderful gems that such a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

  There was something about this book. I liked it. More than I feel like I should have. The words aren’t particularly well arranged, the references to 80s culture that stand like grand Corinthian pillars over the entire narrative don’t … Continue reading

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