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The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow

Power of the Dog by Don Winslow

The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow is a historical fiction novel centered around USA’s “war on drugs”. The story follows border lord Art Keller as he tries to take down drug lord Adan Barrera. During this years long battle, we are introduced to

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Project Hail Mary is Andy Weir’s third and possibly best novel. In this book we awake with our main character uncertain where he is. He doesn’t even know his name. We soon discover he was in a coma, he’s in a hospital like room, and

Artemis by Andy Weir

Artemis by Andy Weir

Artemis is a city on Earth’s Moon. It is a playground for rich vacationers. But for Jazz Bashara, it is home. Andy Weir’s second book Artemis is about Jazz, a twenty-something year old that grew up on the Moon. Much of the story involves her

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian by Andy Weir was an instant best selling science fiction novel. The book was so popular it became a critically acclaimed film as well. I was a bit late getting to this, largely because of the hype the book received. However, I am

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry is a lengthy western that begins in the tiny town of Lonesome Dove, Texas. At 850+ pages, the book is lengthy yet highly readable. It also happened to earn the Pulitzer Prize in 1986. The story revolves around two aging

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn follows an “ordinary” day in a Soviet Union “special camp”. Ivan Denisovich (Shukov) is eight plus years into his ten year sentence at a labor camp. Wrongfully arrested but happy to be alive, Shukhov

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

The Moonstone is a mystery novel published in 1868 by the Victorian author Wilkie Collins. In his day, Collins was well-loved and on par with Charles Dickens. But over time Collins’ fame faded. Only more recently has his works been rediscovered. This is the first

The Brothers Karamazov – Review

Fyodor Dostoevsky’s final novel, The Brothers Karamazov follows three brothers, Dmitri, Ivan, and Alexey (Alyosha). Each represents a different level of religious and philosophical belief. Their father, Fyodor Pavlovich is a sensualist and all around “dirty old man” who continuously failed his sons from their

The Starless Sea Review

The Starless Sea is Erin Morgenstern’s highly anticipated second novel. The story stars the young bookish/gamer Zachary whose life story takes a wild turn when he discovers a mysterious book in his college library. The main story line switches from following Zachary to excerpts from