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A review of The End of the Alphabet by C.S. Richardson

Did anyone read Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn?  I quite liked that book.  I haven't read anything else even remotely similar in spirit until ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
October 10, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Becoming Shakespeare by Jack Lynch

Ben Jonson famously wrote of his fellow playwright and poet William Shakespeare that 'he was not of an age but for all time.'  Yet, frustratingly little concrete information survives from Shakespeare's life.  In Becoming Shakespeare: The ...read more

Reviewed by Katie H. on
October 9, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Queenpin by Megan E Abbott

Not sure how I heard about this one, probably off one of the many bookblogs I addictively read. Queenpin by ...read more

Reviewed by Katharine - Sequoya on
October 8, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of The Blue Death by Robert D Morris

You won't be, when you're through reading The Blue Death: Disease, Disaster, and the Water We Drink, by Robert Morris. Sure, you might feel pretty secure when you're done with the first few chapters, about cholera outbreaks in London in the nineteenth century, and how a few ...read more

Reviewed by Sarah - Alicia Ashman on
October 7, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman

Are you afraid of zombies?  If so, this is not the book for you.  Rick, a police officer, awakens from a coma to find that the hospital is overrun with zombies.  He manages to escape and heads for his home, only to discover his wife and son are gone and the only thing left in town are zombies.  Eventually, Rick meets up with other survivors and begins a long journey in a Winnebago in search of other towns that have not been effected by the plague.  ...read more

Reviewed by Kelly - Central on
October 5, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Aftermath by Brian Shawver

Man, I like depressing books. Are there others like me out there? At least one... as a friend recommended this engrossing novel. Aftermath by ...read more

Reviewed by Liz - Central Library on
October 4, 2007 | 1 comment
A review of Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy

For Maeve Binchy's many fans,  a new book is always welcome.  It is not a surprise that her newest book, ...read more

Reviewed by Mary K. - Central on
October 3, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Overachievers by Alexandra Robbins

If any of you have children in or nearing high school, this book might be of interest to you.  The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids, by ...read more

Reviewed by Lisa - Central on
October 2, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of The Professor's Daughter by Joann Sfar

What do you get when you combine Victorian era England, mummies and the enchanting artwork of Emmanuel Guibert and Joann Sfar? Why, it's ...read more

Reviewed by Molly - Central on
October 1, 2007 | 0 comments
A review of Horsemen of the Esophagus by Jason Fagone

Earlier this year I stopped at my brother's house and he greeted me with a very odd sentence: "Have you ever seen Kobayashi eat hot dogs?  It's a wild scene, man." He was referring, of course, to Takeru Kobayashi, the Japanese competitive eating champ who once ate 53 hot dogs in 12 minutes at the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Championship in New York City.  (Evidently my brother, who has cable TV, had caught part of the ...read more

Reviewed by Sarah - Alicia Ashman on
September 29, 2007 | 0 comments
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