Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

This novel is extraordinary. Throughout the two millenia in which this story lives, as all the characters live their lives and face their struggles, somehow the reader becomes enchanted. The survival of the book, of the earth, of the Argos - it becomes imperative. And while all the endings aren't happy, they're easier to take because they were made better by the story that they loved and preserved. Cloud Cuckoo Land by Antonio Diogenes will survive long after they're gone.

The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot: An Audiobook Review

The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot: An Audiobook Review

A MUST READ. 17-year-old Lenni and 83-year-old Margot meet in the art therapy room of the Glasgow Princess Royal Hospital. Between them, they have 100 years of life. They share each other's memories, and each experience a whole new lifetime before their own runs out.

Second Son: A Novel of the South: A Book Review

Second Son: A Novel of the South: A Book Review

It's a rare treat when we find a novel written by an unknown author that is so extraordinary. It feels like discovering a secret. To find one of the best written novels I've ever come across this way was a pleasant surprise. I cannot recommend highly enough.

All Quiet on the Western Front, 1930

All Quiet on the Western Front, 1930

In Berlin, on the evening of December 5, 1930, at the Mozart Hall, a sold out showing of All Quiet on the Western Front is about to begin. This is the German premiere of the movie that has already won Best Picture in America. "Ten minutes into the performance, a small, dark haired, man arose from his front row balcony seat and stalked up the darkened aisle toward the exit. This man, Joseph Goebbels, was giving a signal to the Nazis that had packed the seats and were patiently awaiting their signal.. They rose and began chanting "Judenfilm, Judenfilm!" They threw stink bombs and released mice into the theater...

The Covid Chronicles by Stu Whitney: A Book Review

The Covid Chronicles by Stu Whitney: A Book Review

Stu Whitney has accomplished what most novelists dream of - a great novel, written and published at the right moment. The Covid Chronicles tackles tough issues that we have all struggled with over the past year. The fear and uncertainty that swept into our lives with the COVID-19 pandemic are illuminated through a father's hopes for his [...]