The Frivolous Reader

My impressions of books and other vague attempts at writing


digital advanced reader’s copy

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 →

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 →

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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