2019: #7 – American Vampire (Jennifer Armintrout)

I thought this was a decent urban fantasy one-off that wasn’t limited to one “species”. Graf is a vampire who is driving through America’s heartland when he stumbles into a town that he can’t quite get out of. And to make things more interesting, there’s a monster wandering around, eating people. This monster seems to be especially attracted to one woman, Jessa, who has been

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2019: #5 – The Mars Room (Rachel Kushner)

I’ve wrestled with my feelings about this book, and I think I’ve fallen solidly on the side of “meh”. I struggled to get through it, but kept going because I was interested in the prison drama of it all. I can appreciate the literary quality of the writing, but the story structure left something to be desired. Sometimes things are linear, sometimes we’re jumping around

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2019: #4 – You Think It, I’ll Say It (Curtis Sittenfeld)

This short story collection is the first of Sittenfeld’s work I’ve read, and I found it both interesting and easy to read. As a collection, these stories are about women in relationships — short and long, past and present, perceived and actual — but never neat and tidy. Overall the tone is quite cynical, but I didn’t mind that. A couple of the stories revolve

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