Author: Erin Larson

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“Piranesi” by Susanna Clarke

Piranesi By Susanna Clarke   I received an ARC of Piranesi from Bloomsbury in exchange for an honest review.   If you’re interested in Piranesi, you are likely a fan of Susanna Clarke’s first (and, for sixteen years, only) novel, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, which took the world by storm in 2004—it sold millions … [Read More]

The Best Books I Read in 2019

The Best Books I Read in 2019   I won’t bother you with a lengthy preamble, but I would like to clarify a few things before I begin:   This is a list of the best books I read in 2019, not a list of the best books published in 2019 that I read. Although … [Read More]

New Releases: 2019, Part Two – Two Mini-Reviews

New Releases: 2019, Part Two Two Mini-Reviews   Disappearing Earth – Julia Phillips   Disappearing Earth begins with the abduction of two young girls in Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula. Is it a mystery? Nope. Thriller? Nope. Each succeeding chapter takes place during one month of the following year; these chapters are self-contained stories, each told from … [Read More]

The Best Books I Read in 2018

I won’t bother you with a lengthy preamble, but I would like to clarify one thing before I begin: this is a list of the best books I read in 2018, not a list of the best books published in 2018 that I read. I tend to stay away from new releases because they oh-so-rarely … [Read More]

“The Fall of Gondolin” by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Fall of Gondolin By J.R.R. Tolkien Edited by Christopher Tolkien with illustrations by Alan Lee   I’m going to start out by saying something which probably won’t encourage you to keep reading: this is a pointless review. It’s pointless because The Fall of Gondolin is a Tolkien deep-cut, targeted to the most die-hard of … [Read More]