Tag Archive: book review

Mar 04

Review: Our Souls at Night

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf My rating: 4 of 5 stars Our Souls at Night is an exploration of what happens to us as we age, how we are expected to simply become a backdrop for the lives of other people and decently stop being real humans ourselves. At the same time, it …

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Feb 09

Review: The Buried Giant

This review was posted earlier on Goodreads, but now you can do a cross-posty thing onto your own blog from Goodreads, so I thought why not? The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro My rating: 5 of 5 stars Some novels can be read with one foot in the book’s story and the other in our own …

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Aug 26

Kelly Braffet's Save Yourself: It's Complicated

Kelly Braffet’s Save Yourself is angry, sad, and dark. It’s a story of flawed—broken, really—people doing things that, to an observer, would look pathetic, tragic, incomprehensible. But once you start reading, you won’t be on the outside anymore, and while the actions will remain pathetic and tragic, they will no longer seem incomprehensible. Save Yourself …

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