Review: The Sellout

The Sellout by Paul Beatty My rating: 5 of 5 stars Mind. Blown. Yep, meeting this author is a top priority for me. The book is a delirious, maniacal satire of all things racial; no one is spared. This luscious lampoon utterly torches the culturally delicate,...

Review: Wide Sargasso Sea

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys My rating: 4 of 5 stars In this prelude to Jane Eyre, Ms. Rhys breathes life into the insane first wife of Rochester — Bertha Mason — from Charlotte Bronte’s book, Jane Eyre. This story is set in the 19th century, in a...

Review: A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book is wildly popular on Goodreads (over 100,000 ratings!) and it is listed as one of the top sellers on Audible.com. I don’t really understand this but then again I am rarely simpatico with the casual...

Review: 600 Hours of Edward

600 Hours of Edward by Craig Lancaster My rating: 5 of 5 stars A thoroughly delightful book! You will love Edward, an intelligent 30-something with OCD and Asperger’s. He is thoughtful and sensitive and plainspoken. Edward is not burdened with all of the social...

Review: As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying by William FaulknerMy rating: 5 of 5 stars This frightening indictment of human nature lays bare the sinister side of stupidity. Each adult member of this miserable family brings his or her own private brand of malevolence to bear on the disastrous...