Book Review: The Devil Crept In

By Ania Ahlborn The Devil Crept In is a scary story that really sneaks up on you. The ending is utterly fantastic. The story is told by two completely unreliable narrators. The first narrator is a ten year old boy, Stevie, who hallucinates and has a wicked case of echolalia. The second narrator, Rose, is an insecureContinue reading “Book Review: The Devil Crept In”

Book Review: Franklin Pierce: The 14th President

by Michael Holt Franklin Pierce often ranks as one of the worst presidents in US history. Michael Holt repeats this apparent axiom multiple times in his 133 page biography on the 14th President which is a part of Arthur Schlesinger’s The American President Project. Holt sticks to the facts and does not write to change anyone’s mind.Continue reading “Book Review: Franklin Pierce: The 14th President”

Book Review: Men Without Women

by Haruki Murakami Men Without Women is my second book by Haruki Murakami.  This one is a collection of seven short stories. On a surface level, each story seems banal. I asked myself, why am I reading this? But once I sat with each story, once I let it sit in me, I found them to beContinue reading “Book Review: Men Without Women”

Book Review: Ball Lightning

By Liu Cixin I have a love/hate relationship with this book. First, I loved the characters with their individual obsessions (Chen’s with ball lightning, Yun’s with weapons research, and Yi’s with physics). Each was well developed and I felt compelled to continue the book simply because of my attachment to the them. I also enjoyedContinue reading “Book Review: Ball Lightning”

Book Review: The Cabin at the End of the World

by Paul Tremblay The Cabin at the End of the World is about a family vacationing in, you guessed it, a cabin. They are enjoying the grass, sunshine and fresh air when a group of four strangers knocks on their door holding what look to be weapons. Once they force their way in, they revealContinue reading “Book Review: The Cabin at the End of the World”