Monday, March 26, 2012


Latest review was posted on February 27th.

Interpreter of the Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri Three worms
Short stories, some were terrific and others mediocre. Unsatisfying because the brevity only provides a taste of the character. I’d rather read more of the story.

Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley Three worms
Military veteran returns to war at home. Ezekiel abhors violence but uses it as a tool to advance into a new profession. Well-written mystery crime novel. Characters needed more development and could have easily doubled the length of the book. Disturbed that all the women were either sexualized or marginalized.

Battle Royale by Koushun Takami Three worms
Disturbingly violent twist on a survival story. Don’t read if you are prone to nightmares. Same vein as the popular Hunger Games.

The Measure of the Magic by Terry Brooks Two and a half worms
Legends of Shannara series from a prolific author. No map and did not provide enough background story. Weepy women, ugh. Lacks logic that so many characters would suddenly be bestowed with special abilities and no instruction. The magic was never measured.

Here Comes The Nice by Jeremy Reed Two worms
Insufferable characters see-sawing between two time periods. Story-line best appeals to readers interested in the fashion, drugs, and music of the 1960s. Misogynistic view of women as only sexual orbs. Convoluted writing which was difficult to follow. Gave me a headache. Needed a map. Author’s superciliousness to promote himself in the book is untenable.

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