Archive for January 2020

If a Walk Down Memory Lane Had a Baby with American Horror Story: A Very Stable Genius by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig

If a Walk Down Memory Lane Had a Baby with American Horror Story: A Very Stable Genius by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig
Interesting reading, in the midst of an impeachment trial. With House managers and the president’s attorneys delivering opening arguments, I’ve spent free time the last few days curled up on the couch, hygge-style, with Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig’s bestseller, “A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America.” The book is everything you... Read more »

Such a Fun Read: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Such a Fun Read: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
Because Iowa Writers’ Workshop, of course. Really, if you ever want a clue as to whether or not a book is worth your time, if you see, “Iowa Writers’ Workshop” then just stop looking and buy it because everything I’ve ever read that’s come from that group has been just outstanding. And with “Such a... Read more »

All Fired Up and Nowhere to Go: Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson

All Fired Up and Nowhere to Go: Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson
Kevin Wilson really knows his way around some strange family dynamics. As evidenced in his previous work, like “The Family Fang” and “Perfect Little World,” there’s something about the connection between parent and child that motivates author Kevin Wilson to create some of the most compelling family dysfunctional drama in modern fiction. As with Annie and Buster in “Fang”... Read more »
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Color Me a Little Slow on the Uptake: The Swallows by Lisa Lutz

Color Me a Little Slow on the Uptake: The Swallows by Lisa Lutz
Don’t get me wrong — Lisa Lutz’s “The Swallows” is an engrossing, entertaining read. Disturbing but thoroughly enjoyable. But that wasn’t my favorite part. My favorite part of the experience was sitting at lunch one afternoon talking about the book with friends and as I was midway through, explaining the plot, “…and blah blah blah... Read more »