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Chris Blocker

Literary snobbery and other thoughts by Chris Blocker

July 2019
As you might have noticed I haven’t posted any reviews for quite a long time. I have been reading though, but haven’t felt up...
reviewed: Review: Broken Places & Outer Spaces
I'm sure the intended audience of Broken Places & Outer Spaces is fans of Nnedi Okorafor's fiction. Though Okorafor is one of...
Broken Places & Outer Spaces - Nnedi Okorafor
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July 2019
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July 2019
reviewed: Review: How to Be an Antiracist
I've a longstanding interest in Malcolm X. There were many aspects of his character that fascinate me. One is the transformat...
How to Be an Antiracist - Ibram X. Kendi
July 2019
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July 2019
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reviewed: Review: Lanny
Lanny is an intriguing, brilliantly constructed little novel. It starts off with a poeticism that really grabs the reader, pu...
Lanny - Max Porter
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reviewed: Review: The Alienist
Detective stories are not, have never been, and never will be “my thing;” however, I don't want to grow stagnant as a reader,...
The Alienist - Caleb Carr
July 2019
An American Marriage recently won the woman’s prize for fiction, a story surrounding a couple and what happens to their marri...
reviewed: Review: Erasure
Raise your hand if you've heard of Percival Everett.I imagine a few hands raise. Only a few. By no means is Everett a well-kn...
Erasure: A Novel / Percival Everett. - Percival Everett
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I have been trying to savor this one, but bah. I just finished something I didn't enjoy and it's been raining since about 4 p...
reviewed: Review: Mistakes Were Made
Mistakes Were Made is not the sort of book I'd normally pay much attention to. I'm not a huge fan of children's lit and this ...
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made - Stephan Pastis