“’Stocking up’ is what our robust Americans called it, laughing nervously, because profligate abundance automatically evokes its opposite, the unspoken specter of dearth.” — Ruth Ozeki, My Year of Meats My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki A friend read a book I recommended and in turn recommended this one to me. I was put […]
Seven short book reviews: fiction, science fiction, mystery/thriller
I read a few nonfiction titles in 2020, but the pandemic drove me to seek escape in novels: fiction, science fiction, horror, and thrillers. These are my reviews of the ten books I most enjoyed reading this year. All were solid four- and five-star reads.
“I was having an emotion, and I hate that.”
— Exit Strategy by Martha Wells
Six short book reviews: fiction, science fiction, memoir, DNF
It still jars to have to think about, plan around, and reassure friends and readers we’re taking measures to stay safe during this goddamn pandemic. I don’t want it to be the new normal. There’s nothing normal about it.
Why is everything so goddamn hard? Fucking coronavirus. It’s easy to understand why so many people want to pretend it’s no longer a threat and get back to normal life.
Six short book reviews: science fiction, fiction, horror