September 2019 — A Wrap-Up

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood and the Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi I would have bought all the propaganda against the revolution. I really would have. Except for these two things. One, the author didn’t wasn’t heroic or patriotic, she came across as a petulant child. And what’s more, she showed no…

Death in Delft by Graham Brack

I had recently read a historical murder mystery and found it to be disappointing. So, going in, I wasn’t expecting much out of this one either. But that was before I encountered the self-deprecating style of the narrator. The protagonist is a cleric who’s secretly Catholic but owes his job and living to his being…

April 2020 — A Wrap-Up

LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff You’ll find the review here. The Program by Suzanne Young I require more than a bone-chilling atmosphere where teenagers have some sort of sword hanging over their heads or another from my reads these days. This 400-pager failed to deliver that. Teenagers are committing suicide after becoming depressed, making the issue a global…

April 2020 — Netgalley Reads

Death in Delft by Graham Brack This is going to be a long one. Find my ravings here. Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn What I Didn’t LikeWhen you read the blurb for this book, you go in expecting powers. I did and there wasn’t much super about the three protagonists. So, there’s…