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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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The Pox Party (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, #01) by M. T. Anderson
The Pox Party (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, #01)

funchum, September 3, 2009

Even if I had known or remembered that this was by the author of Feed - which I liked quite a bit - it would not have done much to prepare me for this one. I was actually startled by how good this is. It is very encouraging to think that there are teens out there reading such a beautifully-written, sophisticated book. Have faith. Recommended for ages 14 and up, including adults.
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Dead and Gone: Sookie Stackhouse Novel #9 (Southern Vampire Series) by Charlaine Harris
Dead and Gone: Sookie Stackhouse Novel #9 (Southern Vampire Series)

funchum, June 4, 2009

The weres and shifters come out of the closet at last, and things start going wrong almost immediately. We learn some more about the supernatural side of Sookie's family history. And Miss Stackhouse loses a roommate. As I avidly keep up with the tribulations of the irrepressible Sookie Stackhouse, it interests me that one of the pleasures I get from the series is watching Charlaine Harris setting up her pattern for the next book. And I do mean pattern. It's like watching someone knit a sweater -- she may drop a stitch here, pick one up there, correct a flaw from three rows back. It's as fun to watch the "knitting" as it is to see the finished work.
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Foreign Tongue: A Novel of Life and Love in Paris by Vanina Marsot
Foreign Tongue: A Novel of Life and Love in Paris

funchum, May 26, 2009

A poignant story about heartbreak that is sexy, accessible and often very funny. This will appeal most to armchair and actual travelers with a fondness for the City of Light. My favorite parts of the book were ones in which the lead character, a literary translator, is musing over differences between the French and English languages, not to mention the people who speak them.
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The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice
The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets

funchum, March 8, 2008

Although not as wise and altogether perfect as Dodie Smith's I Capture the Castle, its fans will find charms in this coming-of-age-in-a-bygone-era debut by an author who is obviously besotted with the earlier novel.
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