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Chris Blocker

Literary snobbery and other thoughts by Chris Blocker

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February 2019
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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 ...
February 2019
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February 2019
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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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January 2019
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January 2019
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reviewed: Review: The Counterfeiters
Steinbeck made me do it.Years ago, while working on my thesis for my master's degree, I learned everything there was to know ...
The Counterfeiters - André Gide
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January 2019
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January 2019
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reviewed: Review: Friday Black
Short story collections are always a mixed bag. Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah's debut collection Friday Black is no exception. Som...
Friday Black - Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
reviewed: Review: My Year of Rest and Relaxation
No doubt this book is a tough sell. Well what's it about? It's about a young woman, living in NYC in 2000, and she's depresse...
My Year of Rest and Relaxation - Ottessa Moshfegh
January 2019
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"The women have somehow managed to get it all together, to hold everything together. So, here everybody is, cleaned, scrubbed...
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Yesterday, I posted a teaser photo of a project I'd tackled: Like any self-respecting bibliophile, I lie awake at night ...
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Got to love Tish talking about the hypocrisy of Fonny's mother and her sanctified mess. I still don't like to mess with Churc...