The Magicians: A Novel

By: Lev Grossman
Magicians Trilogy Book 1
Fiction
2009
Subject Matter: College students; College graduates; Magic; Psychological fiction
Rating: 1.5/5

The Magicians

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”

Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

By: Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent
Nonfiction
2010
Subject Matter: Heaven; Christianity; Near-death experiences; Religious aspects; 1999
Rating: 1.5/5

Heaven Is for Real

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”

Separate But Equal

By: Carol Culver Rzadkiewicz
Fiction
2013
Rating: 1.5/5

Separate But Equal

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”

The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure

By: James Redfield
The Celestine Prophecy Book 1
Fiction
1993
Rating: 1/5

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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”