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Lovecraft Country

By Matt Ruff, A campy series of Lovecraftian stories set in Jim Crow-era America

With Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff soon to become an HBO series (August 2020, see the trailer below!), I knew it was now or never for reading this book that has been sitting on my shelf for quite some time. Plot Summary See the Full Plot Synopsis & Summary for Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff …

                 

Olive Kitteridge

By Elizabeth Strout

So, my review of Olive, Again will be coming up next week-ish, but I first wanted to do a re-read of the first book, Oliver Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. If you’re just trying to get caught up for the sequel, note that you don’t actually need to have read this first book (Olive Kitteridge) to …

                       

Armageddon in Retrospect

By Kurt Vonnegut, A Posthumous Collection of Essays on War and Peace

And how should we behave during this Apocalypse? We should be unusually kind to one another, certainly. But we should also stop being so serious. Jokes help a lot. And get a dog, if you don’t already have one. Whenever strangers or acquaintances ask me who my favorite writer is, I always say Kurt Vonnegut. …

                    

The Imperfectionists

By Tom Rachman, A Uninspired Glimpse into the Lives of A Group of Newspaper Professionals that is Well-Edited but Not Well-Written, And Also, Go Fuck Yourself, Tom Rachman

If you didn’t already, take a look at the subtitle. I did not like this book and was, in fact, offended by it. Tom Rachman’s The Imperfectionists takes us into the inner workings and private lives of a cadre of professionals at an English-language newspaper based in Rome. The novel is told in a series …