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11/22/63 by Stephen King

11/22/63 by Stephen King

I was first introduced to 11/22/63 in its mini-series format a few years ago.  I remember being intrigued, and not at all realizing it was a book.  I liked the show – watched it over the course of about a week – and only vaguely recalled seeing it was written by Stephen King.  I figured it was probably a short story.  Foolish me. 11/22/63 is a whopper of a book.  It comes in at about 31 hours of listening time.  The book really needs that time to become established.  King has to get you attached to Jake Epping / George Amberson.  You […]

Posted July 25, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The first time I read The Great Gatsby, I was a junior in high school.  I despised it with all of my heart and soul, and gave it a one-star rating.  Then, I wrote a comprehensive three page essay of the importance of eye color in this work.  High school is exhilarating.  I never ever intended to read it again.  Then the 2013 film dropped, with Leonardo diCaprio and Tobey Maguire and I loved it.  So I’ve been rethinking high-school me’s opinions on things and I decided to give this book another shot. I am going to do my best throughout this review […]

Posted December 20, 2018 in Reviews // 3 Comments //
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

Retired detective Bill Hodges is wasting away in front of his television.  That is, he’s wasting away until a letter makes its way to him, bearing the signature of a killer he wasn’t able to catch.  Suddenly Hodges has something to pry him out of his Laz-E Boy and back on the streets, where he does a little investigating outside the law… to bring the City Center Killer – aka Mr. Mercedes – to justice. Mr. Mercedes is told mainly from two perspectives – Bill Hodges and Brady Hartsfield.  The hero and the villain.  There is never any question of […]

Posted September 20, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

I’ve been meaning to read another of Anita Diamant’s books for ages. I love The Red Tent.  It’s one of my top ten favorite books of all time.  I’ve read it probably half a dozen times.  The book is good.  The audiobook is good.  Sometimes I stop listening to one book in the middle because I feel the need to listen to The Red Tent again.  I would absolutely take that book to a desert island, and if my house was burning down and I could only rescue a handful of books, The Red Tent would be one of them. That said, The Boston Girl is not […]

Posted January 12, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //