Reviews

Staff Review

The Walking by Bentley Little

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Rated by Fran D.
Feb 1, 2010

The Walking by Bentley LittleBentley Little is a Bram Stoker Award winner, the award given by the Horror Writer’s Association. The Walking is a prime example of Little’s work. I was hooked on this book from the first sentence in the Prologue which was, “John Hawkes died and kept walking.”The main character is Miles Huerdeen, a private investigator, who is drawn into “The Walking” when his father dies and starts walking.

Staff Review

Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

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Rated by John Mark E.
Jan 29, 2010

Franny and Zooey by J.D. SalingerI've always enjoyed J.D. Salinger's only novel, The Catcher in the Rye; I've read it enough times now that I've lost count. Given the author's death on Jan. 27, I'll probably read it again soon. But it is not my favorite Salinger work. That honor goes to Franny and Zooey, and I write this knowing quite well what a strange little book it is.

Staff Review Jan 29, 2010

Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael GreenbergThis biography is an up-close-and-personal view of mental illness as a father watches his teenage daughter develop psychotic manic-depressive disorder. It is a quick read, like reading a very long newspaper article.

Staff Review Jan 28, 2010

A Woman In Berlin by Philip BoehmThe story takes place in Berlin in 1945 when an accomplished, well educated and sophisticated journalist and editor found herself trapped in the Russian occupied sector for a period of eight weeks during the end of World War II. She kept a record of the events of her life and also daily events of the people in her apartment.