Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Hound at The Gate, by Darby Karchut (2015)

Once again, author Darby Karchut shows off her amazing knack for building on each installment of a series, making each book better than the last. In the Adventures of Finn MacCullen series, Ms. Karchut hasn’t struck a bad note yet, … Continue reading

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Suicide Watch, by Kelley York (2012)

Suicide Watch is a website, where people contemplating suicide gather and discuss their pain, their hopelessness, and their plans to end their lives. Kelley York’s novel, “Suicide Watch,” is one hell of a read. The book’s narrator, Vincent, has been … Continue reading

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Beckon Me (Beckoners #1), by Cindy Thomas (2015)

College sophomores Karina and Rainey are enjoying a night on the town. They close down an art museum, which was featuring a photography exhibit. An excellent photographer herself, Karina especially was enchanted with the beautiful images. On the walk back … Continue reading

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Give War a Chance, by P.J. O’Rourke (2003; orig. published 1992)

“Give War a Chance: Eyewitness Accounts of Mankind’s Struggle Against Tyranny, Injustice, and Alcohol-Free Beer” is a collection of P.J. O’Rourke’s various writings from the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. If you grew up during the Reagan Years, you’ll probably … Continue reading

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Songs Unfinished, by Holly Stratimore (2015)

(nb: I received a review copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley) In many ways, love is like music. It can soar with passion and verve, or it can ring dissonant and harsh. In most relationships, we experience … Continue reading

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