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Chris Blocker

Literary snobbery and other thoughts by Chris Blocker

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September
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September 2018
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reviewed: Review: The Call of the Wild
When I see a dog turn a phrase far better than I can and wax philosophical about matters I've barely pondered, I can't help b...
The Call of the Wild - Jack London
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reviewed: Review: The Mars Room
At the time Rachel Kushner's second novel, The Flamethrowers, was released, I was very much interested in the story. Before i...
The Mars Room - Rachel Kushner
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September 2018
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August 2018
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August 2018
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I read this a few weeks ago and was so busy what with going away that I didn’t find time to review it. Even though I really e...
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August 2018
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reviewed: Review: Sabrina
Everyone who follows the Man Booker seems to have an opinion regarding the inclusion of Sabrina on the longlist. The rules of...
Sabrina - Nick Drnaso
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reviewed: Review: A Small Place
I've heard of Jamaica Kincaid for years, but I've never read her work until now. Of the titles she's written, A Small Place i...
A Small Place - Jamaica Kincaid
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reviewed: Review: From a Low and Quiet Sea
Man, oh man, what a rough start to my Man Booker Prize year. Snap and Warlight were both terribly difficult to get through. S...
From a Low and Quiet Sea - Donal Ryan
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reviewed: Review: Warlight
What a revelatory follow-up to fellow Man Booker nominee Snap:Warlight that is. Suddenly I understand just how much Yankees l...
Warlight - Michael Ondaatje
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I'm honestly kind of of disappointed in this book. I'd heard so many rave reviews from friends who read, and loved it. Perhap...