Posts tagged 2012 Books

Swagger

Last weekend I got an email from Christa who was twenty-five pages from the end of Every Love Story is a Ghost Story and she didn’t want to finish it because she knew what was…

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Not Buying It

To enjoy Kat Rosenfield’s young-adult novel Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone, you have to buy into the conceit that a pretty, blonde, recent college grad can disappear for two months without anyone raising an…

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Heavy Metal Boys

The best thing about Gillian Flynn’s Dark Objects is that it allowed me to wax nostalgically about the Satanic Panic of the 80s, a phenomenon I had completely forgotten until this book. I don’t know…

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Sharp

After the dizzying, glorious ride of Gone Girl, it was imperative to dive right into Gillian Flynn’s back catalog to see if I was missing out on more of the best mysteries ever. As logic…

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Level Up

Recently I had the extreme misfortune of reading two fabulous books back to back (Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl and Karen Thompson Walker’s The Age of Miracles) and I’ve been in a crappy, cranky reading slump…

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Jane says

I’m going go right ahead and put Jane Beckles right up on a pedestal next to Ramona Flowers & Zero Hopeless-Savage. These pedestals are reserved for kickass, young, female characters from graphic novels. After I…

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Somethin’ to Do

Wade Salem is a drifty, drug-dealing, storytelling, sometime musician. He’s fascinating, if you can experience him from a distance. He’s not the man you’d want as your father-figure, which is the case for the unnamed…

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