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The Fever by Megan Abbott

The Fever by Megan Abbott

  My initial feelings about The Fever were pretty lukewarm.  While conceptually interesting, this book doesn’t get very good ratings on Goodreads and nobody has really been talking about it.  In short, the buzz about The Fever has been (if anything) that it’s just “fine”.  And after reading it, I agree. There are a lot of things that could have happened in this novel.  Megan Abbott is not a bad writer.  There was a minute when I thought this was going to end up a gruesome swamp-thing-esque horror novel and damn I was there for it because that would have been SO unique […]

Posted November 13, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The Story: Amy Elliot Dunne has disappeared.  Every shred of evidence points to her husband Nick.  The problem?  He didn’t do it.  Or did he? This book has two unreliable narrators leading you all over the place and I have so many feelings about this novel.  I feel like I’ve been pushed off a building, drawn and quartered, then run over by a steamroller for good measure.  Good God, y’all. The World: The difference between New York City and Missouri in this book is like the difference between happiness and fear.  Gillian Flynn uses the world to show the break in […]

Posted December 15, 2017 in Reviews // 7 Comments //
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Ughhh Little Brother.  How I hated you. I’m not just trying to be a jerk about it, but the main character Marcus was exactly the type of person I despise.  I hate reading about characters like him with their “F— the government, don’t trust anyone over 25, I do what I want” attitude.  Especially the type that turn into pathetic worms at the slightest sight of danger.  There are situations in this book – bad situations, given – that Marcus handled so badly.  I couldn’t even feel bad for him because he was such a little asshole and I’m a cynical jerk all I […]

Posted November 30, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //