Tag Archive: 5 star

Read A Classic: The Crying of Lot 49

The Crying of Lot 49 did just about everything before it was cool. Rating: 4.9/5 improbable conspiracies involving the postal system

You Should Read This: The End of Eve by Ariel Gore

Book: The End of Eve by Ariel Gore Rating: 5/5 girlfriends secretly having affairs with mimes while you take care of your dying mother Recommended if you like: Blood, Bones […]

You Should Read This: An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

Book: An Untamed State by Roxane Gay Rating: 4.75/5 times that you couldn’t stay quiet when you were being threatened Recommended if you like: Books with tough-as-nails female main characters; stories […]

Review, IB Favorites Edition: Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

Book: Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson Rating: 5/5 metaphorical oranges Recommended if you like: LGBTQ novels, coming of age stories, unconventional storytelling, religious metaphors that aren’t out to […]

You Should Read This: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Book: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman Rating: 5/5 evil supernatural nannies from another dimension Recommended if you like: Coming of age tales; surreal, fairy […]

You Should Read This: Alice Fantastic by Maggie Estep

Book: Alice Fantastic Author: Maggie Estep Published: May 2009 by Akashic Books First lines: “I’d been trying to get rid of the big oaf for seventeen weeks but he just […]

Review: Beethoven: The Man Revealed, by John Suchet

Book: Beethoven: The Man Revealed Author: John Suchet Published: American edition, December 2013 by Grove/Atlantic; UK edition October 2012 by Elliot & Thompson First Line: “Thousands of people flocked towards […]

Review: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

Book: Doctor Sleep Author: Stephen King Published: September 2013 by Scribner, 544 pages First Line: “On the second day of December in a year when a Georgia peanut farmer was doing business in the […]

Review: Safe as Houses by Marie-Helene Bertino

Book: Safe as Houses Author: Marie-Helene Bertino Published: October 2012 by University of Iowa Press, 164 pages First Line: “Growing up, I have dreams that my father sets our house on fire.” Genre/Rating: Short stories; […]

The Booksluts Discuss: Spoonful by Chris Mendius

Book: Spoonful Author: Chris Mendius Published: February 8th 2012 by Anything Goes Publishing; 332 pages First line: “Nobody ever says, ‘When I grow up, I want to be a junkie.’” […]

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