Books, Review

Book Review: Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders *****

February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln’s beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of… Continue reading Book Review: Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders *****

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Top 5 Wednesday: Problematic Faves

Characters you don't want to love, but you can't help liking. This is going to turn into a round of who's your favorite morally gray character... because you know, hero's are boring. They just want to do the right thing. It's the inbetweeners I want to read about. They always end up being the compelling… Continue reading Top 5 Wednesday: Problematic Faves

Books, Review

Review: Slaughterhouse-5 – Kurt Vonnegut *****

“And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep.” Kurt Vonnegut's absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes unstuck in time after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim… Continue reading Review: Slaughterhouse-5 – Kurt Vonnegut *****