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I read widely and in most genres but romance and westerns. Here you'll find my reviews since 2007, with a few reviews of previously read books as well.


In 2012, I completed an "authors of the world" challenge, reading a book for every country (and a few other entities) by someone who'd lived there for at least two years. I expect to tag these books by challenge and country in the near future. I'm still refining my list by adding books that better meet my challenge criteria.

A Short Stay in Hell - Steven L. Peck An entertaining riff on Borges's Library of Babel. The library is the hell to which the narrator is assigned. The joke is that the true religion is Zoroastrianism; however, the hell described isn't consonant with Zoroastrian beliefs, and the most salient aspects of the library described are Borges's. The story doesn't come to a satisfying conclusion. However, I enjoyed the writing.