Monthly Archives: August 2017

Where the Light Falls, Allison Pataki, Owen Pataki, authors; Bruce Mann, narrator

When the book begins, it is three years after the 1789 storming of the Bastille, in the winter of 1792. Readers witness the public execution of the Marquis de Valière who dies with dignity. From what we learn, his only … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Books for Adults, Fiction | Leave a comment

The Judgment, Franz Kafka

A young man has betrayed a friend and his father. His father waited until just the right time to damn him for his sins and in answer to his father’s wish, he jumps to his death and drowns. It is … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Books for Adults, Fiction | Leave a comment

The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka

This short story is mind bending. Can you imagine waking up in your bed changed totally, unable to communicate effectively, unable to move without a tremendous struggle? Can you imagine being in such a position when you are the chief … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Books for Adults, Fiction | Leave a comment

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson, author

The book is very readable, but perhaps not very comprehensible. As the author attempts to explain the entirety of the astrophysical world, it made one thing very clear to me. I was not up to the task. He begins his … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Books for Adults, Books for Young Adults, Non-Fiction | Leave a comment

Mrs. Fletcher, Tom Perrotta, author; Carrie Coon, Finn Wittrock, Alexandra Allwine, JD Jackson, Nicky Maindiratta, Jen Richards, Sarah Steele, Aaron Tveit, narrators

The book was interesting when it dealt with issues of autism, senior care, loneliness, PTSD, sexual identity and sexual abuse, but it didn’t develop these subjects, instead it just touched upon them as a way to introduce and dwell on … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Books for Adults, Fiction | Leave a comment

Home Fire, Kamila Shamsie, author; Tania Rodrigues, narrator

When I turned the last page of the book I was struck dumb. I didn’t expect the ending, and I highly recommend that no one attempt to read the ending before they begin. Don’t peek, I implore you! The story … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Books for Adults, Fiction | Leave a comment

The Trespasser, Tara French, author; Hilda Fay, narrator

From the first page, the book holds the reader in thrall. Antoinette Conway is a young, angry detective working for the Dublin Murder Squad. Although she really wanted the job, she has a chip on her shoulder and a persecution … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Books for Adults, Fiction | Leave a comment