Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Review: Hunting Badger

Hunting Badger Hunting Badger by Tony Hillerman
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

Fun to read/hear really good detective fiction on the ride. Makes me think of my mom <3

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Friday, February 05, 2016

Review: Out of Africa

Out of Africa Out of Africa by Karen Blixen
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a beautifully crafted story, but it's hard to read at the same time as The Song of Dewey Beard. Dinesen writes so evocatively about her colonial role in Africa as a benevolent force, but it's tough to stomach concurrent with stories from the perspective of a 90 year old Lakota. I do want to see the movie again now, and Julie Harris reading was clear and evocative.

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Thursday, February 04, 2016

Review: The Virgin and the Gypsy

The Virgin and the Gypsy The Virgin and the Gypsy by D.H. Lawrence
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

This was an odd little tale peopled with rural characters grappling with their relationship to water management. Yup. With descriptions of gypsies straight out of The Wolfman and a generous use of the term "Jewess," again and again. Two thirds of the way in I still had a feeling that this was a silly work. But as has been the case for me in earlier readings of Lawrence's fiction, by this novellas completion, all of a sudden, I realized it was a worthwhile.

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