The End of Year Book Report (#5)

July through December 2018

 

Title: Still Alice

Author: Lisa Genova

Date Finished: 7/6 

Finished: Yes

Format: Kindle

Ranking Out of 10: 5 

Notes: I did not enjoy the style of writing. It felt pedantic, like a parable. The story was good but it was too obviously written to inform readers about a condition rather than letting the readers enjoy a novel and make conclusions for themselves. Continue reading →

Sympathy is for the Squirrels

Response piece to the following segment from George Saunder’s Tenth of December and a subsequent reading of In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried by Amy Hempel

Looking down at the brain slice Eber had felt a sense of superiority. Poor guy. It was pretty unlucky, what had happened to him.

He and Molly had fled to the atrium, had hot scones, watched a squirrel mess with a plastic cup. Continue reading →