Monthly Archives: March 2013

Heavy Mental: A Clancy Parker Mystery, by P.J. Morse (2012)

Heavy Mental: A Clancy Parker Mystery by P.J. Morse My rating: 4 of 5 stars (NB: I received a review copy of this novel from the publisher) Life isn’t bad for Clancy Parker. It’s a warm October afternoon in San … Continue reading

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The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925)

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald My rating: 5 of 5 stars “The Great Gatsby” stands as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, written as his gifts reached their acme, and before his life began its inexorable spiral into alcoholism. Many … Continue reading

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@Suicide Room (2011)

To say the Polish film “@Suicide Room” is like nothing I’ve ever seen is truly an understatement. It is depressing, scary, and so compelling, I couldn’t look away. Dominik Santorski (Jakub Gierszal) is an 18 year-old student at an exclusive … Continue reading

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If it Bleeds, it Leads, by Amanda M. Lee (2012)

If it Bleeds, it Leads by Amanda M. Lee My rating: 5 of 5 stars Avery Shaw is obnoxious and self-absorbed, and she often lacks that inner-filter most people have. She’s prone to speak before she thinks, and that often … Continue reading

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UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale #1), by Chandra Hahn (2011)

UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn My rating: 3 of 5 stars Mina Grime doesn’t keep a diary, so much as a journal she calls “Unaccomplishments and Epic Disasters.” In her life, it’s a pretty apt title. Mina is clumsy. Not socially … Continue reading

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Notes from Ghost Town, by Kate Ellison (2013)

Notes from Ghost Town by Kate Ellison My rating: 5 of 5 stars Sixteen-year-old Olivia Tithe has had better epochs in her life. Her parents divorced, and she lost her ability to see colors and flunked out of art school. … Continue reading

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The Lost Soul, by Jessica Sorensen (2012)

The Lost Soul by Jessica Sorensen My rating: 4 of 5 stars What’s a girl to do? When last we see them, Gemma and her friends stop legion hordes of Death Walkers, led by her boyfriend’s evil father, and the … Continue reading

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