REVIEW: Middlesex by Jeffry Eugenides

Amazon paperback For Kindle For iBooks Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides My rating: 4 of 5 stars Written by the author of The Virgin Suices, this book won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003. As with most contemporary and literary fiction, the time frame jumps around, the point...

REVIEW: The Known World by Edward P. Jones

An interesting novel both for its post-modernist style of narrative and its subject matter. The latter is a little-discussed point in American History—that many blacks owned black slaves (In the 1860s, 28% of free blacks owned slaves compared to 4.8% of whites). Thus the subjects of life as a slave, freed slaves, and slave-owners (white and black) are woven throughout. The style may make some feel the novel is disjointed, as it jumps around from character to character, and even back and forth in time (sometimes even adding a brief sentence or two about what some character’s descendent said to someone a century later).

REVIEW: In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway

Amazon paperback For iBooks In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway My rating: 5 of 5 stars First published in 1925, this collection is arguably the book that catapulted Hemingway to fame. The collection contains short stories (many about Hemingway’s “Nick...

Review: The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

Amazon paperback For Kindle For iBooks The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson My rating: 5 of 5 stars The book is in two parts. The first recounts Jun Do’s life in an orphan camp and beyond, into adulthood. The details of life in North Korea are mesmerizing and...

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