Monthly Archives: July 2017

2017 Reading Challenge: Book 33

A book that got bad reviews, Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller So technically, the book didn’t get “bad reviews,” but it was banned from the United States on the grounds that it was pornographic and indecent, so I think … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge: Book 32

A non-fiction book, Dead Wake by Erik Larson Erik Larson has an uncanny ability to take an historical event and breathe an element of life into that transfigures the event from an abstract “event” into a fully-fleshed out story, one … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 31

A book set in a place you’d visit, A Town like Alice, by Neville Shute Back in high school, I read Neville Shute’s novel On the Beach. It has haunted me ever since—literally, it haunted my dreams,—it gave me horrific … Continue reading

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