Tag: fiction

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: Wuthering Heights

20 Books of Summer 2019: Book 5 The last time I read Wuthering Heights was probably in high school. One scene burned itself into my memory: The moment a grieving Heathcliff calls to the ghost of his beloved Catherine: He got on to the bed, and…

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…