Review of “Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

Review: “Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt Posted on March 30, 2019by L.Nolan, Editor “The panic that overtook me then was hard to explain. Those game days broke up with a swiftness, a sense of losing blood almost, that reminded me of watching the apartment in New York being boxed up and carted away: groundlessness and flux, nothing …

The Joy of Multi-Sensual Reading, or What does the Mind of an OCD genius look like?

Have you ever found yourself reading three or four books at once? Well, not "at once," exactly, but taking turns reading some tomorrow, and a little of yet another the afternoon, and yet another in the evening before bed, and.... you catch my meaning. It sometimes concerns me that I am acutely bored easily, and …

The Series: The Longmire Mystery Series

Do you like mysteries? Do you like westerns? Do you like contemporary western/cultural mysteries? You will like this series then. While these short novels are not academic by any means, and are very simple reading, they are exciting if you like the midwest landscape imagery, the theme of mystery and all its tenets, and the cultural …

Review: Four Souls, by Louise Erdrich

Four Souls by Louise Erdrich (2004). Harper Collins. New York, NY. ISBN 0-06-620975-7   This book is not your usual crime thriller, hero adventure, erotics, romance; frightful, playful or simple novel. It is about the life of people whose thoughts, ideas, values and beliefs are different than the usual American norm: coming from the perspective of …

Review: Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

BN-13: 9780140086836 Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated Publication date: 3/28/1986 Edition description: Reprint Pages: 272 While “Ceremony” is not a new book, it is a classic Native American book, with lots to teach us about the concept of coming home, and ceremonious ideology. Leslie Marmon Silko is Native American. She has written a book that …