Tag: Book Review

Review: The Miniaturist

This is primarily a list of quibbles about The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. As much as I disliked it, I’m curious about the miniseries because I’ve heard that it addresses some of these issues. Every now and then a show works as a good…

Review: Remains of the Day

Note: I scheduled a draft version instead of the actual post. Oops. I’d heard good things about Kazuo Ishiguro’s Remains of the Day, but thought it was a dying-person-thinks-about-dying book so I didn’t read it. Then I saw a snippet from the movie in…

Review: Oryx and Crake

20 Books of Summer 2019: Book 6 My favorite Margaret Atwood book is still Stone Mattress, a collection of nine stories. There’s something about her pacing in full-length novels that doesn’t work for me. Like The Handmaid’s Tale, Oryx and Crake bounces between a dystopian…

Review: March

20 Books of Summer 2019: Book 4 March by Geraldine Brooks gives a personality to Mr. March, the absent father in Little Women, who serves in the Union Army during the U.S. Civil War. It answers questions about what he did while away from his…

Review: You Don’t Love Me Yet

20 Books of Summer 2019: Book 3 Maybe it’s wrong to buy a book for such superficial reasons, but Jonathan Lethem’s You Don’t Love Me Yet was too well-titled to ignore. People have recommended Lethem’s books for years and I put them off until this…