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A face at the window

W S Krauss, May 12, 2015

I had read somewhere that this was a truly scary read and I'm always looking for movies and books that scare me. Unfortunately, nothing ever does. But, I thought I'd give it a shot. It was well-written and engaging as a story. But, though it had surprises and was populated with spirits, it failed as a thriller for me. However, it is interesting that the character flaws of the main character, Cookson Selway, are reflected in the situations and characters of the ghosts and Cookson's experiences with them.
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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Station Eleven

W S Krauss, April 14, 2015

Arthur Leander, an aging actor, dies onstage and shortly after, a deadly flu pandemic kills most of the population of the world. Fast forward twenty years. A group of musicians and actors travel by caravan from town to town performing Shakespeare and playing music for the survivors that remain. The thing that ties these characters together is a comic book series called Station Eleven, written and drawn by Arthur's first wife, Miranda. Mandel weaves the stories of these characters together into a novel that is chilling and beautiful in its realism.
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Zone One by Colson Whitehead
Zone One

W S Krauss, March 27, 2015

A fun read for zombie genre lovers. Gory, descriptive and at times funny. Colson Whitehead can craft a sentence!
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Zone One by Colson Whitehead
Zone One

W S Krauss, March 27, 2015

A fun read for zombie genre lovers. Gory, descriptive and at times funny. Colson Whitehead can craft a sentence!
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The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
The Good Lord Bird

W S Krauss, March 18, 2015

What a wonderful, wild and touching account of John Brown and the fictional Onion, a young light-skinned black boy who spends years with Brown passing as a girl. History and fiction intertwine to create a brilliant narrative of John Brown's war on slavery, leading up to his battle at Harper's Ferry, which instigated the Civil War. Onion narrates the story in his distinctive dialect, as he describes all that happens to him in John Brown's company, and the band of men that join him to fight slavery in Kansas,Missouri and eventually to Virginia. Along the way, Onion learns to drink alcohol, falls in love twice and see his share of violence. John Brown treats Onion like family and in return Onion gives his loyalty to Brown. The characters are beautifully portrayed by McBride, especially the religious and fervent John Brown. Do not miss this excellent novel, my favorite James McBride novel to date, and winner of the National Book Award for 2013.
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