Monthly Archives: August 2013

Shelf Awareness for Readers Review: The Telling Room, by Michael Paterniti

My review for Michael Paterniti’s The Telling Room is posted here. It’s always good to look at other reactions:  The New York Times review, while positive, acknowleged its overwrough quality, comparing it to those little handwritten descriptions pinned to cheeses … Continue reading

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Shelf Awareness for Readers Review: The Rest of Us, by Jessica Lott

Here* is my Shelf Awareness for Readers review for Jessica Lott’s debut novel The Rest of Us Simon & Schuster, $24.99, hardcover, 9781451645873.  The advance reader’s copy came with blurbs from Elissa Schappell, Ha Jin and Adam Langer.  Many years in … Continue reading

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Shelf Awareness for Readers Review: Stay, Illusion! The Hamlet Doctrine by by Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster

This review* for Shelf Awareness for Readers was challenging to write, both for the need to capture complex ideas in 250 words and for required refresher on the many interpretations of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. It is widely accepted that the core of … Continue reading

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