By: Lev Grossman
Subject Matter: College students; College graduates; Magic; Psychological fiction
The Magicians got a lot of hype.
I’m not really sure why.
I didn’t enjoy much at all about this book. Continue reading “The Magicians: A Novel”
By: Kristin Billerbeck
Subject Matter: Hairdressing
Split Ends wasn’t very good. Continue reading “Split Ends”
By: Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent
Subject Matter: Heaven; Christianity; Near-death experiences; Religious aspects; 1999
I have a lot to say about Heaven Is for Real.
I guess I should start by saying that I don’t buy it.
It’s not that I don’t buy that this could have potentially happened. I’m not sure where I stand with that. But I definitely don’t buy that there is irrefutable proof that Colton Burpo, the 4-year-old who supposedly went to heaven and came back, really went to heaven.
Continue reading “Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back”
By: Carol Culver Rzadkiewicz
I wanted to like Separate But Equal.
And I hate to say it, but in another author’s hands this might have been a good book. But Rzadkiewicz just isn’t that author. And I mean that with the utmost respect, because writing a novel is hard, and writing a novel about racism is impossibly hard. So I have a lot of empathy for Rzadkiewicz.
But the novel falls short. Continue reading “Separate But Equal”
By: James Redfield
The Celestine Prophecy Book 1
What did I just read? I’m not entirely sure.
The Celestine Prophecy is very thinly veiled as fiction, but what it’s veiling, I’m not so sure. At first, I was assuming Redfield was going to give us a self-help book about living life to the fullest. I was wrong.
Maybe. Continue reading “The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure”