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The Little Stranger, by Sarah Waters

by Derwood Hunsdale-Talbot on September 22, 2010

I would not have picked this book based on the cover:   gothic, author’s name is Sarah Waters – I expected it to be another cheesy “governess wins heart of rich master of scary house” novel, or to be like a bad late night movie that you can’t stop watching no matter how tired you are. Instead, what […]


The Accidental Buddhist, by Dinty M. Moore

by Derwood Hunsdale-Talbot on September 8, 2010

One of my favorite sayings is “be where your feet are”, something I find nearly impossible to do and have no real idea how to accomplish. Like most people I know, I am so busy trying to accomplish ten things at once that nothing gets done. Those thoughts were uppermost in my mind while reading […]


3 Books I Started and Never Finished

by Derwood Hunsdale-Talbot on August 5, 2010

There are times, unavoidably, that I pick up a book that is terrible. You’ve read about a couple of those books here (do I need to remind you of the staggering mess wrought by the burning flames of failure that is John Irving’s latest?). Then there are the books that are just so utterly awful […]


Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

by Derwood Hunsdale-Talbot on April 22, 2010

Opening line:
“It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love.”


Top 10 Rodent Reads: Literary Mice, Rats & Other Vermin

by Derwood Hunsdale-Talbot on April 16, 2010

Mice, moles, rats and voles. Sometimes rabbits. For being so low on the food chain (and at times, oh so pesky) rodents have their fair stake in the literary canon. Across decades, children have been captivated by the tales of tiny, tailed creatures – as have adults. Perhaps we love to see such timorous creatures […]