Quick takes- July 2018

The Hypnotist's Love Story. 3 1/2 stars. Very mixed bag. The main storyline is not that interesting, but weirdly, the stalker is the most relatable character in the book. Could have used a good edit.

There There. 4 stars. I loved the structure of this book. You got to see everyone's point of view, and you felt it building up to a strong climax. Very impressive debut.

Social Creature. 2 stars. The Talented Mr Ripley, but if Ripley was dumb and unoriginal and would have been caught...

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The week in review

Things have gotten away from me blog-wise lately and I plan to be more disciplined about it once we're back in a routine this fall. I do wish we could have 11 months of summer though.

I'm so glad my friend recommended Elmet. I don't think it ever would have shown up on my radar but it was a gem. Very spare and stark writing, and you know it's building up to something explosive. It did not disappoint. I can't believe this is a first novel. Thanks for the rec, Robin!

The Ensemble has...

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