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A review of Bite Me by Christopher Moore

They're back! Humor novelist Christopher Moore returns with Bite me: A Love Story which ...read more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
April 12, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

I have many skills that I never use or think about, including cross-stitch, making meringue and yes, folding a flag.  It was while reading Sarah Blake's WWII novel The Postmistress that I got to thinking about many of the things I learned ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
April 9, 2010 | 2 comments
A review of Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry

The Pinney Book Group recently read and discussed Jayber Crow by the prolific ...read more

Reviewed by Robin - Pinney on
April 8, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Help by Kathryn Stockett

With Kathryn Stockett's blockbuster novel The Help enjoying its 50th week ...read more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
April 7, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of 212 by Alafair Burke

Some authors publish their first fabulous book and then seem to fall into a slump thereafter.  Other authors write solid first books and then get progressively better with each succeeding effort.  Alafair Burke falls into the latter category.  I'll admit I picked up her ...read more

Reviewed by Jane J - Central on
April 5, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

Central Library's book group met Wednesday March 17th to discuss A Reliable Wife by Robert ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Central Library on
April 2, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of CivilWarLand in Bad Decline by George Saunders

The stories in George Saunders's CivilWarLand in Bad Decline ...read more

Reviewed by Jon - Central Library on
April 1, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion by William Tucci

It had been years since I had seen a comic book featuring Sgt. Rock.  The DC Comics World War II era heroic icon had lost much of his appeal by the time the Vietnam War was dragging to a close and he had more or less faded into obscurity.  But when I saw the new graphic novel Sgt ...read more

Reviewed by Dennis - Central on
March 31, 2010 | 0 comments
A review of The Book of Murder by Guillermo Martinez

and in Guillermo Martínez's The Book of Murder, there is a whole lot of crazy going on.  What's unclear is who is crazy by nature, who is crazy by circumstance and who is crazy by design. I don't know what your thoughts on the matter ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
March 30, 2010 | 4 comments
A review of The Jungle by Upton Sinclaire

A week ago Saturday, the South Madison Branch Library book discussion group discussed The Jungle by ...read more

Reviewed by Lori - South Madison on
March 29, 2010 | 0 comments
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