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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »

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Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes
Broken Monsters

Clark, October 9, 2014

This book is unlike anything that I've read before. This book has a little bit of everything including mystery, suspense, satire, horror, fantasy, etc. . . It is quite unique in that aspect but also unique in the way that Lauren Beukes tells the story. Her style is very refreshing. She brings a lot of energy to this book that sometimes is missing from the more "established" authors. I am glad that I took a chance on this book. Now I have a new author to read without hesitation when her books come out. 5 stars for this great book.
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To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

Clark, August 29, 2014

This book deserves to be a nominee for any award that you can think of. It is not only unique and thought-provoking but well-written as well. I am not going to summarize the plot for you. That just takes away from the experience of reading this book. I really cannot think of any other books that compare to this one. This book is one of my all-time favorites and is a must read for anyone who likes to question the meaning of life. I can't wait to read whatever Joshua Ferris comes up with next.
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The Stolen Ones by Richard Montanari
The Stolen Ones

Clark, March 27, 2014

This book was excellent. The Stolen Ones is so dark and dreary with numerous twists and turns that you won't see coming. Richard Montanari reminds me of Thomas Harris(Red Dragon, The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal). For those of you familiar with those works, you really should do yourself a favor and read this book. Richard Montanari is a real literary talent. I promise you will enjoy it.
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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Clark, March 8, 2013

I am surprised at how little I really knew about President Jefferson before reading this book. It is clear that Mr. Meacham did an extraordinary amount of research for this book. The book seemed to flow fairly well with the occasional tedious/boring parts. I think that is a given though when reading biographies and about history. I think that Mr. Meacham writes very well overall. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in American history, politics, and biographies. President Jefferson "came to life" for me and that is all I can ask for when reading a biography. Overall, a great book about a great president. It is a must-read.
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The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling
The Casual Vacancy

Clark, October 22, 2012

I have to admit that I was skeptical about this book. I wasn't sure that J.K. Rowling could write a story for adults that would be worth reading. I am glad to say that I was wrong. It is a powerful story that will stay with you long after you read it. It is obvious that J.K. Rowling really knew what she was writing about.

It is not a book for children and it was never marketed for children. It is for adults. Don't bother reading if you expect this book to be similar to the Harry Potter series. Do read this book if you enjoy reading works from authors who are truly talented and on top of their game. I cannot recommend this book enough.
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