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Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Benjamin Parzybok: IMG A Brief History of Video Games Played by Mayors, Presidents, and Emperors



Brandon Bartlett, the fictional mayor of Portland in my novel Sherwood Nation, is addicted to playing video games. In a city he's all but lost... Continue »
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    Sherwood Nation

    Benjamin Parzybok 9781618730862

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Sacre Bleu: A Comedy D'Art (P.S.) by Christopher Moore
Sacre Bleu: A Comedy D'Art (P.S.)

Jessica Standifird, January 1, 2013

Christopher Moore has done it again. I don't think he gets enough credit for his research skills on the subjects he writes about. Not only is this book fun to read, but I felt like I learned things along the way. You have to know enough about the truth to make your fiction believable, and he has this formula down. I loved jumping into his version of the artists' worlds. The core ideas running through this book kept me interested and his sense of humor kept me chuckling. Thanks, Author Guy, for tackling the subject of blue. Such a great concept, and carried through beautifully.
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Sacre Bleu: A Comedy D'Art (P.S.) by Christopher Moore
Sacre Bleu: A Comedy D'Art (P.S.)

Jessica Standifird, January 1, 2013

Christopher Moore has done it again. I don't think he gets enough credit for his research skills on the subjects he writes about. Not only is this book fun to read, but I felt like I learned things along the way. You have to know enough about the truth to make your fiction believable, and he has this formula down. I loved jumping into his version of the artists' worlds. The core ideas running through this book kept me interested and his sense of humor kept me chuckling. Thanks, Author Guy, for tackling the subject of blue. Such a great concept, and carried through beautifully.
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief

Jessica Standifird, December 11, 2012

The story is compelling and worth reading, but the writing itself isn't very good. There are point-of-view issues I feel the narrator of the book is trying too hard. The snark doesn't work for me- and I like snark. Also, the repetitive use of foreshadowing got to be ridiculous. But, I did enjoy the characters and the story being told. I just wish it had been told from the girl's point of view and the narrator had been left out altogether. It would have felt like a more honest story.
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