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Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lauren Owen: IMG The Other Vampire

It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »
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Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Bel Canto

BeTheChange, September 20, 2011

I wanted to like this book more than I actually did. Patchett has a lyrical writing style, which lends itself nicely to what is basically a love letter to opera. There were certainly some notable/quotable passages but while I found the plot and characters to be engaging, the ending fell flat for me.
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Everything Was Fine Until Whatever by Chelsea Martin
Everything Was Fine Until Whatever

BeTheChange, September 13, 2011

I first heard of this book after a writer I admire purchased it on a whim of sorts at a local LA bookstore. I followed suit and bought it on my first trip to Powell's last month. At turns comical, relatable, ridiculously clever, and just plain ridiculous, Everything Was Fine Until Whatever doesn't fit neatly into any one genre, except that of "Like Nothing I've Ever Read Before." All in all, this was a quick and enjoyable read, as well as a nice change of pace from the fiction that comprises ~97% of all my book reading.
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