Category Archives: Books

Unnatural

Unnatural by Michael Griffo. 352 pages, Kensington. This is a Young Adult (“YA”) novel. Not a genre I usually traffic in, unless it crosses over into strong science fiction or horror. So why did I read it? And why write … Continue reading

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Swamplandia!

Swamplandia! by Karen Russell (2011). 336 pages, Knopf. Not surprisingly, I read a lot of book reviews. I subscribe to the New York Times Book Review, as well as listen to their podcast once a week (go Sam Tanenhaus!). I … Continue reading

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The Millenium Trilogy

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (2008). 600 pages, Vintage Crime / Black Lizard. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson (2009). 630 pages, Vintage. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson … Continue reading

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The Passion of the Ripper

The Passion of the Ripper by Nicholas Nicastro (2010). 196 pages, CreateSpace/Kinder Shore Books. I went through a period of my life when I was fascinated with the Jack the Ripper murders of the 1880s. In my early teens, I … Continue reading

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2666: A Novel

2666 by Roberto Bolaño (2004) (translated from the spanish by Natasha Wimmer, 2008). 898 pages, Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The first thing I’ll say is… it took me a very long time to get through this book. Usually I read … Continue reading

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The Publishing War

Since I wrote my review of the Kindle DX in the previous post, quite a lot has happened in the little world of electronic books and publishing. Namely, one large publisher and one large retailer seem to have lost their … Continue reading

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Kindle DX: 7 Months with the Amazon Giant

Kindle DX Wireless Reading Device. 9.7″ display, global wireless, $489.00. Ever since I got my Kindle DX back in June 2009, I’ve been meaning to write up a review of it. But I never got around to it – mainly … Continue reading

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The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart

The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart by Jesse Bullington (2009). 464 pages, Orbit Books. I have the Amazon Daily blog to thank for bringing this book to my attention. A few weeks ago, author Jesse Bullington was the guest-editor … Continue reading

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Under the Dome

Under the Dome by Stephen King (2009).1088 pages, Scribner. There is no author alive who can write a page-turner like Stephen King. None. I have read almost every single book he has ever written. And the vast majority of them … Continue reading

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Little Brother

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (2006). 384 pages, TOR Books. I really enjoyed this book. If I were fifteen, I would love this book. Little Brother is classified as a “Young Adult” or “Teen” novel. Amazon lists it as being … Continue reading

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