Category : Books

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Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore had me at the name. Any novel with a title that includes the word bookstore has to be good; so it would seem. The book had its moments of interest and intrigue, but I was completely underwhelmed with the last third of the novel and the ending. Additionally, I don’t like …
I walked out of a large retail store with The Casual Vacancy tucked under my arm. A passerby stopped me, chuckled, and said, “I heard that book is a bore.” I was a little annoyed with him, because I wanted to judge the entertainment and literary value of J.K. Rowling’s first novel written for adult readers …
Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s The Angel’s Game is a mystery within a mystery within a mystery. No, that’s not a typographical error. I have been more careful in my second reading of the novel. Much of what I read the first time was forgotten. I don’t know if my memory failed because there are so many …
If you have loved deeply, endured a decline in a relationship, and made it through a painful breakup you’ll understand many of the emotions (e.g., disappointment, apathy, disgust, rage, sorrow) experienced by wedded partners Nick and Amy Dunne. You may even, now that hindsight has given you 20-20 vision, be able to admit that a …
The list of books I want to read has no end; however, I can list a few books that I’d like to reread and read for the first time this fall. The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (reread) The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (reread) The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos …
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