Tag: modern fiction

Review: Girl with a Pearl Earring

Chevalier’s classic is technically “good,” but it’s flat. Griet’s character might be better explored by Vermeer’s famous painting than by this book.

Sunday Short: “The Hotel” by Anne Enright

Previously On: “The Dinosaurs on Other Planets” by Danielle McLaughlin The New Yorker problem, part 2. If “The Hotel” weren’t written by the talented Anne Enright, would it have been published in The New Yorker?¬†Rephrased: If I had written this story about an unnamed…

Sunday Short: The Dinosaurs on Other Planets by Danielle McLaughlin

Previously On: “The Machine Stops” by E.M. Forster Only one story in and I’m already rethinking my strategy for the year… I decided on shorts from The New Yorker¬†to easily find stories by authors I’d like to read more from (Munro, Wolff, Alexie, Smith…)…

Review: Artemis

Artemis is such an awful second act that it has me second-guessing the fun time I had with The Martian. Yikes!

Review: Girl in Snow

If I had not received this book free via NetGalley, I would not have finished it. Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka sounds promising, but the reveal is badly paced with obvious red herrings. Even though the mystery lost my attention, there’s potential in…