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2018-06-13 11:00
I read this book for book club, and it did not change my opinion of Dan Brown.  The subject matter is as thought-provoking as ever, but the writing has not improved.  Still, you ha… Read More
2018-05-30 11:00
At least the reader of this novel doesn’t have to deal with multiple unidentified narrators or a wacky timeline.  However, the author interrupts the narrative on almost every page… Read More
2018-05-23 10:30
This book was more incomprehensible than incomparable, if you ask me.  It has several first person narrators, none of whom are the primary character, a Bosnian named Josef Pronek. … Read More
2018-05-16 12:30
I liked this book, but did I like it enough to read the other two books in the trilogy?  Probably not.  Four women, identified only by their occupations, have come to Area X as the… Read More
2018-05-09 12:00
The subject matter of this book is so disturbing that it tarnished my opinion of it to some degree.  This novel addresses a time in Memphis history in which representatives of the Tenne… Read More
2018-05-02 12:00
Historical fiction writers should take a few pointers from Geraldine Brooks.   I like Alice Hoffman’s works, except for her historical fiction, which bores me to tears. … Read More
2018-04-25 12:00
When the Inn at Lake Devine in Vermont unceremoniously advises the Marx family that they are unwelcome because they are Jewish, young Natalie Marx makes it her mission to get even.  Fir… Read More
2018-04-22 19:14
After having struggled through several books lately that were challenging in either length or format, I enjoyed reading something light and lively for a change.  Harriet’s bagel-b… Read More
2018-04-18 12:00
Too many characters and too many pages.  That’s my assessment of this ponderous 2008 National Book Award winner.  Each chapter of Book I has a first-person narrator, and I co… Read More

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