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Review: 1Q84

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami My rating: 2 of 5 stars I know this was a bestseller, but I really don’t see it. Everything it was leading up to just sort of fell off at the end and left me wondering what the whole point was. That’s not a spoiler, you’d still have to read most […]

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Review: Bartleby, the Scrivener

Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville My rating: 2 of 5 stars This story is very reminiscent of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Sphinx”, which I also found to be a letdown. The buildup here is great. There’s a little bit of humor, a lot of mystery that grows and grows, and several ways the story […]

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Review: Room

Room by Emma Donoghue My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book was truly excellent and very well researched. Check out the website for insight into the author’s research: http://roomthebook.com. I would recommend this book to writers because of how well written it was – there’s a lot to learn from every angle. Being written […]

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