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Posts Tagged ‘Literary

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

April 23, 2023

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is one of the most famous and popular American books ever written. Salinger and his estate were averse to the motion picture industry and forbade it from being adapted into a film. On a more personal note, I had never read this book before. I made it […]

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

July 3, 2022

I am sure I will turn a few heads and tick some people off by giving The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald only 4 stars. It is probably due to me being a spoiled attention deficit reader who is used to authors and movie directors trying to grab my attention tightly so I will […]

The Plague by Albert Camus

November 29, 2021

The Plague was written by the introspective Algerian author, Albert Camus. Camus is a well-respected author from the first half of the 20th century. I had never read anything by him, and since we are still living through a pandemic, I figured why not read his classic work, The Plague. Genre:  Literary Fiction Publisher: The […]

OCD, Reading, and Me

June 18, 2021

Hello, to anyone stopping to read this within the churning glut of over-information we call the internet. Some of you may know I’ve been a quasi-professional book reviewer for over a decade. No big deal, but I was paid in free books and received a small monthly salary, so it was real enough. . . […]

Alligator by Lisa Moore

January 16, 2021

Alligator by Lisa Moore is a literary masterpiece. I bought this book at the downtown Powells in Portland about 15 years ago when my daughter was going to college there. I guess it stayed on one of my, oh so many shelves, for a while, mostly because I like to focus on the books people […]

Book Review of The Race, by Nina Allan

February 13, 2017

Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Titan Published: 2016 Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars Reviewer: Michael Griffiths The Race, by Nina Allan is a literary novel with just a tinge of Science Fiction. Things are hinted at in this book, like parallel worlds and the ability to talk to animals, as well as biologically developed smart dogs, but […]