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The Frivolous Reader

My impressions of books and other vague attempts at writing

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Where a community is the main character

Beartown by Fredrik Backman Atria Books (to be release in the US on April 25, 2017). *This is a review from an advanced reading e-copy from the publisher through Edelweiss.* I'm in a bind.  For the first time I am undecided... Continue Reading →

Are all the sheriff dispatchers in literature named Ruby?

Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash (audiobook) This is not a Longmire mystery. This is not a Longmire mystery. It reads like a Longmire mystery, in a way.  Another sheriff dispatcher named Ruby with a similar attitude. No Vic though.... 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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