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REVIEW: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

by Katie Fetting-Schlerf on July 26, 2012




Payback is the name of the game in Gillian Flynn’s latest novel Gone Girl.  Flynn, the author of two previous books – the stellar Sharp Objects and the slightly less stellar Dark Places – crafts a compelling portrait of a marriage told from the perspective of each party. Using a sinister split narrative, Gone Girl […]

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7 Tips on Finding a Great Book

by Katie Fetting-Schlerf on May 21, 2012




We’ve all been there.  Meekly wandering the aisles of the airport bookstore, wondering which paperback will take our mind off the impending doom of a water landing.  And yet, despite hundreds of options, nothing seems to be remotely interesting.  What’s a tremulous traveler to do? Below are 7 tips for finding a future favorite. Bestsellers […]

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My Top 11 Book-to-Film Adaptations

by Guest Post on May 10, 2012




Movies are rarely as good as the written word that inspired them. But every now and then, Hollywood gets it right. I cannot even watch a film based on a book if I haven’t read it first. It just feels wrong! So grab your library card and get ready to do some reading, because your […]

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5 Acclaimed Authors No One Reads

by Katie Fetting-Schlerf on March 30, 2012




It’s easy to hate on Twilight and The Hunger Games, but there is something eminently readable about both.  Clear, simplistic language and heroic, one-dimensional characters cuddle a lazy reader, enticing attention typically reserved for soap operas and professional wrestling. On the flip side, however, are the authors everyone feels they ought to like, but don’t.  […]

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The Pale King by David Foster Wallace

by Nick Bernard on March 6, 2012




It’s hard to be a fan of David Foster Wallace. Since the publication of his universally revered literary tour de force, Infinite Jest, Wallace achieved iconic status in contemporary American letters as a brilliant but challenging writer—a perception crystallized by his untimely death in 2008. For this reason, it’s become almost a cliché to have […]

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