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I Hate This Book

Not really, but it’s already made me cry twice and have a panic attack once. I’m only about a third of the way through. The crying episodes are due to major missing of my beloved pup Cinnamon, below (I’m tearing up a bit right now). Right from the get go, Enzo, the novel’s dog narrator, … Continue reading

Read This Book: Little Bee

2009’s Little Bee by Chris Cleave is a brutal account of a female adolescent Nigerian refugee and her escape to England. Discovered aboard an ocean vessel during her escape from the deadly country, Little Bee is held in a deplorable detention center where the women have to go so far as to complete a series … Continue reading

Read This Book: Child 44

Child 44, the first in a trilogy, is a thriller set in Soviet Russia in the early 1950s featuring former war hero Leo Demidov, now a loyal member of the MGB, the USSR’s secret police service. As an officer, Demidov enjoys a relatively comfortable life in exchange for his loyalty to the State, loyalty that … Continue reading