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House of Leaves

By Mark Danielewski, A post-modernist psychological horror story

Johnny Truant, a drug-addicted tattooist, finds a manuscript about a possibly fictional documentary called The Navidson Records. In it, Will Navidson moves his family — him, his wife and two young children — into a house in the suburbs, but discovers a door that leads to a dark hallway and, from there, a shifting, dark …

              

Ready Player One

By Ernest Cline, A nostalgic romp but only for geeky white dudes

The Spielberg trailer for the upcoming Ready Player One movie was recently released, so I knew I needed to finally read this book that had been quietly collecting dust on my shelf for the last few years. If Willy Wonka loved the 80s and video games instead of candy, the result would be this book. …

           

Norse Mythology

By Neil Gaiman, A charming and satisfying little book

By now, many of the main elements and characters found in Norse mythology will be familiar to a lot of people, thanks to Marvel’s Avengers: Thor, the son of Odin and god of Thunder, features prominently; Loki, the troublemaker; Mjollnir, Thor’s legendary hammer; the Bifrost, the prismatic bridge between realms; Asgard, the realm of the …

                 

Uprooted

By Naomi Novik, A flawed but fun high fantasy novel

I’d heard about the many, many fans of Naomi Novik’s Uprooted a while back, but hadn’t planned on getting it since it belongs firmly in the fantasy genre — not really the typical literary fiction stuff I usually go for. But I was in the mood for something different and easy, so I picked it …

                 

The Girl on the Train

By Paula Hawkins, A pretty okay thriller slash mystery

I’ll keep this short-ish, because this book has been reviewed thousands of times already and there’s not much to add. Around the time I started this site, I kept seeing The Girl on the Train pop up everywhere. I was in the mood for a good mystery and couldn’t find anything that caught my attention …