Category Archives: Adult Fiction

32 – Duma Key: A Hauntingly Brilliant Work of Art

In a word: spectacular. In four words: a work of genius. I was continually amazed at the way Stephen King built the tension while only hinting at the supernatural horrors until the end. This was the first Stephen King book … Continue reading

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30 – Stiletto: The book I finished in 4 days after waiting 4 years.

So you know those books you read and fall in love with? Well that’s what happened to me after reading The Rook. I finished it back in 2012 (the same year it came out) and looked forward anxiously for the … Continue reading

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25 – The Summer of Night: My Introduction to the Modern Thriller/Horror Genre

If you’ve ever seen the film Super 8, directed by J. J. Abrams, The Summer of Night is a lot like it except with more monsters and violence. For students of Old Central in the small town of Elm Haven, … Continue reading

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Book 24 – The Return of the King: The Final Leg of a Beautiful Journey Together

Almost two years after beginning the trilogy we have finally come to the end. Reading them outloud to my wife has been a wonderful refresher for me and a beautiful new experience for both of us. Sure, I remembered all … Continue reading

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22 – Grave Peril: Every Series Has a Low Point

I didn’t finish this book, but I’m counting it toward my 75 books because I read more than half of it and gave it my best effort. In the end I just couldn’t get invested in it. I read the … Continue reading

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14 – City of Blades:

To summarize in a sentence, this book, as well as its predecessor, are fictional manifestations of The Pedagogy of the Oppressed. What I found enlightening is that when one group is oppressed and given the opportunity to become the oppressors … Continue reading

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9 – Slaughterhouse Five: Reliving the Atrocities of World War II

Three people have recommended this book to me over the years. The last of which lent me their copy and told me to read it and because I had been thinking about reading it for a while, I decided to … Continue reading

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