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The Frivolous Reader

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southern literature

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 →

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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 →

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 →

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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