Tag: reading

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…

Happy 2020!

It’s 2020 and the last day for my lame quip about not having 20/20 vision when asked about my resolutions. I disappeared at the end of 2019 for a few reasons: book writing (I’ve got a second draft, er, most of one) lack of reviewable…

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…