I still have a copy of this book, printed in the 1980’s, though it’s somewhat beginning to melt and become one with space-time.
Some seriously crazy shit went down in this book! For real, the book is like seven pages long (gross underestimation, Amazon tells me it’s 304! Don’t listen to anything I say I am just a huge liar)
So. John “Jack Shandy” is on his way to avenge his father when the ship he is traveling on is attacked by pirates.
Ok. I think this is one of those “it’s not you, it’s me” reviews, because John Scalzi is beloved by all and this book won a bunch of awards so I am obviously just missing something.
I am reading this book for maybe the sixth or seventh time. Claire, you angry beautiful creature, I will never tire of you.
In Little Failure: A Memoir, Gary Shteyngart takes us through his early childhood in Leningrad, the beginning of his life as a Soviet immigrant in the States
When I revisit books I read as a child, I notice things in them that didn’t attract my attention as a kid. Sometimes, like when rereading certain fairy tales, I am now struck by the violence,
True Grit, as fans of the movie will know, follows fourteen year old Mattie Ross as she enlists the services of the rough and tough whiskey addicted Marshall Rooster Cogburn (a man I can relate to! Oh wait, I’m not rough and tough),