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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2019: #2 – The Little Sleep (Paul Tremblay)

You figure out very quickly upon starting this book that what we have here is an unreliable narrator. So if you like unreliable narrators, continue on. In this book, you really can’t trust what you’re reading. Mark Genevich has narcolepsy, and he has it bad. He hallucinates, he’s prone to falling asleep unexpectedly, and occasionally, he’s even paralyzed but alert. Yet somehow he’s able to

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