Books by Fiction
State of Wonder (2011)
3.83 of 5 Votes: 2
I listened to the audio book version of State of Wonders and the reader was terrific. There were so many voices, Minnesotan, Indian, Australian, Indonesian and she really got all the accents right. This was a science adventure that kept me quite engaged. There was a mystery element, with the intr...
A Visit from the Goon Squad (2010)
3.63 of 5 Votes: 1
Really liked this...the structure is unusual: thirteen short narratives, all with a different narrator, spanning San Francisco 1979 to post 9/11 NYC, tell the interlocking stories of a group of characters roughly centered on music mogul Bennie Salazar. This is smart storytelling. The unconvention...
The Casual Vacancy (2012)
3.24 of 5 Votes: 3
I only started this because I thought that any book writtenby the author of the wonder that is Harry Potter would be at least readable. I was wrong.It was clear to me from the first couple of chapters that it was bad so I gave up before I wasted more of my time.I guess it's understandable that sh...
The Art of Racing in the Rain (2008)
4.16 of 5 Votes: 2
Almost heartbreakingly beautiful - an exceptionally well-executed concept (novel told from the perspective of a dog) that could have been gimmicky in less-skilled hands. I often recommend this confidently to both dog lovers (of course) and anyone who appreciates the examined life. (Fair warning -...