Savages: Don Winslow

Damn fine pie!

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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: Gail Honeyman

Heartwarming, charming, lonely, awkward, traumatic, emotional, inspiring, heartening, smart, warm, uplifting, somber, blunt, charming, witty, erudite, quirky, unique, Goldilocks-just-right.

Yet another excellent debut novel. Not only is Eleanor Oliphant completely fine, so is the state of modern literature going forward.

The Orphan Master’s Son: Adam Johnson

Read this book.

Now.

It is that good (and not just because it was the Pulitzer Prize winner).

We can have no idea how accurate the details that are portrayed in this fictional account of the Hermit Kingdom are, but it is compelling nevertheless.

Read it.

Now!

A Confession

I have a confession. I am in love. I am in love with …. Sook Yin Lee. I have never met Ms. Lee; I have never listened to her music; I have never seen her in any of her movies; I never even saw her when she was a VJ. Nevertheless, I am in love with SYL’s persona on CBC’s DEFINITELY NOT THE OPERA. Even here half a world away, I download the weekly podcast and she makes me smile, make me think … makes me hope.

Thank you Sook Yin Lee.