Recommended Reads: One-line reviews

1. The Hour I First Believed – Wally Lamb
The search for sanity after experiencing, surviving and running from tragedy.

2. Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Secret library, with secret book leads to a secret hunt for a mysterious author in which love is found and lost.

3. Lamb – Christopher Moore
An unusually well-informed satirical/comedic retelling of the Jesus story.

4. The Strain – Chuck Hogan & Guillermo Del Toro
Vampires and glo-worms.

5. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
India’s independence day, told from the end of the narrators nose.

6. Perfume – Patrick Suskind
A murderer, perfume-maker with a perfect sense of smell kills a town by causing flesh-eating orgy.

7. The Bells – Richard Harvell
Eunuch with perfect hearing becomes famous singer and falls in love while running from his past.

8. Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher
Suicide note left on thirteen cassette tapes almost ruins boy.

9. Middlesex – Jeffery Eugenides
Family, gender, and being who you want to be.

10. Batman: The Long Hallowe’en – Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale
A year’s worth of horror, puzzles and awesome artful Batman stories.


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2 Responses to Recommended Reads: One-line reviews

  1. Kim says:

    Dude. Middlesex. Thank you – I have been meaning to read that. (Do you own it? If so, may I borrow it?)

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