Tag: modern fiction

Review: The Woman Who Walked into Doors

Reading Ireland Month 2019: Book 2 I misread this title. I mistook it for something whimsical or slightly fantastic, but the first chapter reminded me that walking into doors is a euphemism for domestic violence. Roddy Doyle’s The Woman Who Walked into Doors isn’t the…

Review: The Green Road

So much better than The Gathering!

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This year is flying! One of my writing projects finally hit critical mass and I’ve been working for hours each night after the day job. Reorganizing and fine-tuning is infinitely more palatable than drafting. It’s still fun, but this schedule is a road to…

Review: Uprooted

I told one person I was looking for fantasy recommendations and received a massive reading list. Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series was also recommended, but I won’t review all nine books here. Most books in a series share common strengths/pitfalls so I’ll do a big…

Review: Washington Black

Washington Black was short-listed for the 2018 Man Booker Prize. From its nomination to the glowing praise around the Internet, most people liked this book more than I did. Though the first half of the book is well-written, the plot’s over-reliance on coincidence strains…