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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.

Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's - John Elder Robison It's fascinating to read this memoir by Augusten Burroughs's older brother. Both this book and Burroughs's A Wolf at the Table have an emotional focus on their father, and it's engrossing to compare their perspectives by reading these synchronic narratives. Robison's father is sometimes frightening but also pathetic, whereas Burroughs, the younger, experienced him more consistently as terrifying.Robison's writing is generally clear and coherent. Though there are occasional Aspy forays into a welter of technical details, the tone and content are often interpersonally sophisticated and sweet, as when he takes on a doggy persona to express affection and vulnerability to his wife.