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Chris Blocker

Literary snobbery and other thoughts by Chris Blocker

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I didn’t like The Haunting of Hill House, my only previous experience of the work of Jackson, so wasn’t hugely enthused about...
March 2019
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reviewed: Review: Sing, Unburied, Sing
Often while I was reading Sing, Unburied, Sing, I had to hush my inner critic. Yes, Jesmyn Ward weaves some wonderful scenes ...
Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel - Jesmyn Ward
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February 2019
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reviewed: Review: The Dreamers
I will probably forever associate author Karen Thompson Walker with the number “one million.” It's a fairly big number and it...
The Dreamers - Karen Thompson Walker
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reviewed: Review: Famous Men Who Never Lived
Famous Men Who Never Lived is built upon a tremendous premise: survivors from a doomed alternate timeline, selected through l...
Famous Men Who Never Lived - Victoria Chess
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reviewed: Review: Nomadland
Nomadland by Jessica Bruder succeeds in providing knowledge about the culture of older Americans forced to work terrible jobs...
Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century - Jessica Bruder
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Also: I have a new appreciation for the complexity of import scripts. The program works - yay! I've set it up to process ...
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reviewed: Review: Solanin
It took a little while for Solanin to grow on me. Initially, the story, the characters, and the art felt a little too juvenil...
Solanin - Inio Asano
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reviewed: Review: The Bear and the Nightingale
The Bear and the Nightingale gets off to a great start. Right away, Katherine Arden transports the reader to the frigid Russi...
The Bear and the Nightingale: A Novel - Katherine Arden
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