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Book Review: Last Time Around

This novel captures that peculiar post-college time period when one becomes more deeply acquainted with regret. The entire book takes place over the course of one evening. A handful of New York office workers are kibitzing about work, careers, sex, love, housing, and family over beers. It's experimental, but beautiful and affecting... just watch out… Continue reading Book Review: Last Time Around

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Book Review: A Sand County Almanac

A Sand County Almanac is a beautiful series of essays about the beauty and bounty and joy to be found in the natural world. Anyone who considers themself an environmentalist or naturalist or outdoorsman should read this book. https://youtu.be/kmbwnDnEbXE The deer and coons had opened the frozen fruits, exposing the seeds. Doves and quail fluttered… Continue reading Book Review: A Sand County Almanac

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Book Review: The Westing Game

Murder mystery! The Westing Game is a wildly cartwheeling murder mystery in the vein of the Clue movie, and it's packed with even more memorable characters. https://youtu.be/URFAh2h-0pY Arms and elbows at odds, with fingers fanned, Chris tried to rearrange the words in some grammatical, if not logical, order."Hey, watch it!" The intern shouted as one… Continue reading Book Review: The Westing Game

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Book Review: The Starless Sea

All vibes, no plot, but, likeā€¦ REALLY high quality vibes. This book needs to be read in an old creaking library during a thunderstorm as rain and wind lash the windows. This book needs to be read in a musty, high-backed chair in front of a stone fire place with a mug of hot cider… Continue reading Book Review: The Starless Sea

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Book Review: A Memory Called Empire

A Memory Called Empire is a scifi political thriller with the marvelous twist of a galactic empire based on the Aztec Empire. It's gripping from page one, the characters are strong, smart, and driven, and it's smart science fiction with a deep and richly realized foreign culture not seen before in fiction. This Hugo award… Continue reading Book Review: A Memory Called Empire