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Phillip Roth

  Readers recently lost a legend in Phillip Roth. Though he passed away, his ideas live throughout the wonderful stories he wrote. I was introduced to Phillip Roth when  earning my Masters in English Literature. The assigned novella was Goodbye Columbus, but included five additional short stories. After I read the book I begin searching […]
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Book Review: “The Stand”

  I finally got around to reading The Stand, and I am glad I did. There are many protagonists and/or antagonists who have a point of view in this apocalyptic quest for survival, answers, relief, satisfaction, and redemption. The Stand was originally published in 1978, events that occur in the novel may be much in question; however, today […]
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Book Review: Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology

The closest knowledge I had about Norse mythology before reading Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology was from the TV show Vikings and the hero Thor in The Avengers and Thor movies.  The portrayal of the various gods and goddesses provides each significance and makes her/him stand out among the diverse family of heroes and heroines. Some of these gods and goddesses are […]
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The Nightingale Second Review

“Love has got to be stronger than hate or there is no future for this world,” ~ Kristin Hannah. Love is truth, freedom, and progression. The Nightingale impacted me so much I had to write a second review. There are a lot of themes in this novel, but one that sticks the most to me is […]
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Broken Monsters – Book Review

  It is the holidays, and I’m in the mood for some scary horror. Looking through suggestions from Stephen King himself, I downloaded Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes on my nook, with anticipation to have the hair on my skin stand up. What happened? Well, the skin stood up, I took a few glances in the dark […]
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“Slade House.”

I wanted some scary stories to read back in October, so I picked up, Nightshift, by Stephen King and read some of my favorite horror stories. Then I downloaded David Mitchell’s Slade House. I had never read any of his work before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Slouching on my couch one cozy evening, I begin […]
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