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Flannery O’Connor listen-a-thon, Part 3

Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor (audiobook) This was also narrated by Bronson Pinchot.  He is only good in short spurts, such as her short stories.  I got real tired of his narration towards the end.  At that point I stopped listening... Continue Reading →

What happens after tragedy

The Underworld by Kevin Canty *review based from digital reading copy provided from the publisher via Edelweiss.* So this author is said to echo the likes of Russell Banks and Richard Ford in his style.  To me, this read like... Continue Reading →

Flannery O’Connor listen-a-thon, part 2

Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor (audiobook). Bronson Pinchot reading several of these stories - Classic! What is up with the mothers in her stories? It makes me want to run away from them too. Again, there's a... Continue Reading →

Flannery O’Connor listen-a-thon part 1

A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor (audiobook) This is my first read of Flannery O'Connor.  Southern literature has been intriguing me lately, and she is one of the big names out there. The more I read... Continue Reading →

Entertaining at times, but how did it become to be considered a classic?

The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas Barnes & Nobles Classics series edition I found this to be quite entertaining at times, quite dull at others, and kept scratching my head the entire time wondering why exactly this is considered a classic.... Continue Reading →

Meth is a hell of a drug. So is war.

*Review based on the advanced reader's e-copy provided by the publisher via Edelweiss.* The Weight of This World by David Joy. G. P. Putnam's Sons, March 7, 2017. I fell in love with Appalachian literature after reading Serena by Ron... Continue Reading →

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