Tag Archive: book review

Jul 12

In Which I Recommend The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane is terrifying and comforting, grounded and fanciful, delicate and powerful. But most of all, it is a true representation of childhood—or rather, of revisiting childhood as an adult. It is, in other words, a Gaiman sort of book, and if that’s enough for you to …

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Jul 05

Stephen King's Joyland: Not the Usual

Might as well establish this up front: I’m a Stephen King fan. (Some people aren’t, but hey, there’s no accounting for taste.) I am not, however, a horror fan. Not really. So when I read his work that can be classified as horror—which, by the way, is only a portion of it, despite where it’s …

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May 27

Dreams and Shadows: It's Complicated

I gave C. Robert Cargill’s debut novel Dreams and Shadows three stars on Goodreads. According to the tooltip that appears when you hover your cursor over that middle star, that means I “liked it.” (Two stars means “it was ok,” and four means “really liked it”). In balance, taking into account its strengths and weaknesses, …

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