Tag: fiction

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 I read Wuthering Heights when I was younger, the last time was probably in high school. One scene burned itself into my memory: The moment a grieving Heathcliff calls out to the ghost of his beloved Catherine: He…

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…

Review: The Underground Railroad

20 Books of Summer 2019: Book 2 I was blown away by Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad, which took the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. I went to Goodreads to log my five-star rating and was…