It's the day before Election Day and therefore a fitting time to tell you about The Unfolding by A.M. Homes. Like our current political hellscape it's darkly unnerving. It's a political novel but it's also a testament to the power women have, the power we give away, and the power we can make our own. … Continue reading The Unfolding
First, I love a novella. Not too big, not too small, sized just right. Who has time for 900-page tomes? Not me. Short stories are great, I enjoy them, but they’re stories, not (mini) novels. Novellas rule by allowing just enough space to set the stage, round out a character, and develop a plot. Tenacity … Continue reading Family Curse: Field Notebooks (1880-2020)
New! Listen to me read this review here - https://open.spotify.com/episode/21Ri7o9hKABqfP7ublI0Kr News flash - Colson Whitehead can write! I know we know this, he's won not one but two Pulitzer Prizes (for The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys). Harlem Shuffle is completely different from those books but just as extraordinary. Ray Carney is a good … Continue reading Harlem Shuffle
WordPress makes it so easy to turn posts into podcasts so I gave it a try. Click here to listen to my review of Where the Crawdads Sing. Hope you enjoy! https://open.spotify.com/show/5ZCaL5nszGlKQdlLIoLWjq
What can I say about Where the Crawdads Sing that hasn't been said before? For four years you've heard the hype; you've seen the movie (or at least the trailer); you may have even heard about the controversy surrounding the author. And you still haven't read it? Okay, let me convince you. First, I'm still … Continue reading Where the Crawdads Sing
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1289768679/bookthrasher-t-shirts Hello there dear readers, followers, and book lovers, Last month was my two year blog anniversary! I'm still having fun and still making plans to do more. I want you to know that I appreciate each and every time you click, read, comment, and like. Thank you! I have some bookthrasher branded t-shirts for … Continue reading Etsy shop is open!
Hindsight is everything and Lawrence Wright knows it. Wright is the author of The Looming Tower, a methodical and sweeping history that's so engaging and interesting you feel guilty for enjoying it. He published it in 2006, won the Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction for it in 2007, and it was made into a mini-series … Continue reading The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11