lysdexic

I like to read good books and review bad books.
Today
September
20
Thomas Piketty, Arthur Goldhammer, L.J. Ganser
January 2018
19
finished reading:
January 2018
05
reviewed: The Beggar Maid: Stories of Flo and Rose
Quite extraordinary.
The Beggar Maid: Stories of Flo and Rose - Alice Munro
July 2017
22
reviewed: We So Seldom Look on Love
A mixed bag- some stories glitter (e.g. the title story and "Ninety-Three Million Miles"), while others fade.
We So Seldom Look on Love - Barbara Gowdy
finished reading:
March 2017
31
reviewed: Little Deaths: A Novel
3.5 stars
Little Deaths: A Novel - Emma Flint
finished reading:
February 2017
12
reviewed: Loves Music, Loves to Dance
Enjoyable fluff and creepy in parts like everything else MHC has written. The killer was suitably deranged, though easy to su...
Loves Music, Loves to Dance - Mary Higgins Clark
reviewed: Goodnight, Irene
I liked the scenes with Frank and the cat. Otherwise, it's a plodding mystery with forgettable dialogue and characters.
Goodnight, Irene - Jan Burke
February 2017
5
finished reading:
January 2017
27
finished reading:
January 2017
25
reviewed: Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned: Enchanted Stories from the French Decadent Tradition
Disillusioned indeed. Fascinating premise, but Angela Carter does this better.
Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned: Enchanted Stories from the French Decadent Tradition - Gretchen Schultz, Lewis Seifert
finished reading:
December 2016
06
reviewed: The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
This book is such a treat. It's a feminist, erotic retelling of a selection of popular fairytales like Bluebeard, Beauty and ...
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories - Angela Carter
finished reading:
November 2016
6
finished reading:
October 2016
23
finished reading:
September 2016
17
reviewed: The Handmaid's Tale
More of a live blog than speculative fiction these days :/
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
July 2016
24
reviewed: A Spool of Blue Thread
My god it was dull. I get that it's supposed to be one of those insightful sketches of Ordinary Realistic Families (TM), but ...
A Spool of Blue Thread - Anne Tyler
June 2016
19
reviewed: Lord of the Flies
An utterly chilling take on the dark(er) side of playground squabbles. I'm usually loath to describe any book as having any i...
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
October 2015
13
finished reading:
September 2015
02
reviewed: The Murder Room
Dull dull dull. A formulaic tale of the police interviewing one bland suspect after another, the appearance of each one metic...
The Murder Room - P.D. James
reviewed: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
It is tolerable, but not good enough. And it is only tolerable because a) most of the novel is just the original Austen and b...
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - Seth Grahame-Smith
April 2015
13
reviewed: An Experiment in Love
Hilary Mantel's portrayal of the highly-charged interactions among young women contains traces of Tudor politics: powerplay, ...
An Experiment in Love - Hilary Mantel
April 2015
11
reviewed: The Luminaries
Disappointing. At first, a gold rush & a murder sounded intriguing. I liked that the chapter lengths resembled a waning moon....
The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton
April 2015
09
reviewed: Gone Girl
I enjoyed the tortuous narrative and needle sharp portrayal of NY yuppie life. Most impressive was the characterization of Am...
Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
reviewed: The Sense of an Ending
Something is lacking. The prose is technically pristine, but bloodless. I have no strong emotions towards the characters and ...
The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes
reviewed: Charlotte's Web
A rare example of a book that deserves the rather overused label of 'children's classic.' Charlotte's Web was first read out ...
Charlotte's Web - E.B. White, Garth Williams, Rosemary Wells

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Thomas Piketty, Arthur Goldhammer, L.J. Ganser