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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.

The Anthologist - Nicholson Baker A lovely novel consisting entirely of ruminations about writer's block, from which the protagonist/narrator suffers, with many forays into stories of regret and inadequacy in his romantic and professional lives, plus a great deal about his opinions on rhyme and scansion in English language poetry. If that doesn't sound appealing, go read something with car chases and explosions, but from my perspective this was an admirable novel. Excellent internal monologue, excellent character development, and an emotionally believable and satisfying conclusion.