Category Archives: Book Reviews

Sweet Tooth: A Happier Side of McEwan

There’s a feeling that comes with finishing a really good book; a cathartic, almost depressing feeling, where you’re certain that you never want to read again.  Where you don’t actually want to do anything — you just want to enjoy … Continue reading

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Escape

It’s hard to find a person who doesn’t appreciate the beauty of nature.  Everyone loves to exclaim over brilliant works of photography and yearns to travel to the snow-capped mountains of the Alps, or the brightly-colored rainforests of the Amazon, … Continue reading

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Unbroken

This book was rough.  I don’t mean to be glib — heaven knows that nobody wants to be the person that pokes fun at the biography of an Olympic runner, WWII pilot, POW, and humanitarian.  Still, whether deliberately or not, … Continue reading

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The Hypnotists Love Story: A Redefinition of Love

It’s interesting to read a book that purports to be a romance, which then proceeds to question the very definition of love; of its endurance, its permanence, and it’s expression.  A book called “Love Story” should be a romance — … Continue reading

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This Is Where I Leave You: Now A Major Motion Picture!

I’ll be honest.  I read this book after seeing the previews for the movie (with an all-star, comedic cast! Exclamation point, exclamation point!).  However, massive, nerdy bibliophile that I am,  I decided that I should probably read the novel first. … Continue reading

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

I had the perfect yard growing up.  There was a huge hill in the back, perfect for sledding, and at the very bottom, a creek that teemed with frogs in the spring and summer.  There was a large, old oak … Continue reading

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What Alice Forgot

Who are we without our memories?  Are our senses of self innate, or are they born of the things we’ve seen and done?  Liane Moriarty’s most recent novel, “What Alice Forgot” plays with the themes of memory and perception in … Continue reading

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