2 Reviews

via Daily Prompt: Relocate Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich, fiction I rated this 2 of 5 stars on Goodreads. Louise Erdrich is a fine writer, and Future Home of the Living God tells a powerful and moving story.  The narrative follows pregnant protagonist Cedar Hawk Songmaker, who may be carrying a … Continue reading 2 Reviews

Anticipate

via Daily Prompt: Anticipate Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw After Goodreads featured Strange Practice so prominently a month or so ago, I got on the waiting list for the ebook at my awesome Nashville Public Library, anticipating an enjoyable read whenever it became available. Boy, was I let down! Life is too short, and my … Continue reading Anticipate

A longtime favorite disappoints

Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King & Richard Chizmar Rating: 2 of 5 stars Posted simultaneously here and on Goodreads Here I go again, rating a book by one of my favorite authors a paltry 2 stars. What the hell's wrong with me, you ask? I guess I'm becoming crankier and harder to please as … Continue reading A longtime favorite disappoints

Interesting take on a historical artifact

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Bare-bones plot:  Cora is a Georgia plantation slave made doubly miserable because she is shunned even by her fellow slaves.  When Cora and two others attempt escape, Cora accidentally kills a young member of a posse attempting to recapture the escapees.  She manages to reach the temporary safety of … Continue reading Interesting take on a historical artifact

A Serendipitous Malfunction

Americana by Don Delillo This review was simultaneously posted on Goodreads. I had not previously read any of DeLillo’s work when, as I sat perplexed in my office late on a Monday afternoon wondering what to listen to next during my lengthy daily commute, while browsing my awesome library’s mind-boggling collection of electronic audiobooks, I … Continue reading A Serendipitous Malfunction