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REVIEW: "The Shack" by William P. Young

11 August 2008 Reviews

I have never picked up a piece of “Christian Fiction” before (unless you count C.S. Lewis). But, I decided to read The Shack because there is so much controversy surrounding it, and because my church has decided to have a one night discussion about it. Always needing to be informed and up-to-date, I dove in […]

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REVIEW: "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy

4 August 2008 Reviews

I finally got around to reading Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Road. As difficult as it was to get through (I had to put it down at times because I was too horrified by its contents), I must say that this is a stunning work that demands to be read. Unfortunately, I had […]

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REVIEW: The Final Solution by Michael Chabon

13 February 2008 Reviews

This is my review from “Goodreads”:http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/182669. The back of this book contains a “PS” section with info about the author and a short interview. In this interview, Chabon defends genre fiction (there is also a list of his favorite genre fiction writers; Raymond Chandler tops that list). I am inclined to agree with Chabon that […]

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Book Review: Born Standing Up by Steve Martin

28 January 2008 Reviews

Look, this blog isn’t all fun and games–time for some seriousness! In 2007, Steve Martin published a sort of memoir, Born Standing Up that chronicles his life as a stage performer. From the magic shops of Disneyland to lonely on-the-road burnout to superstardom in the late 1970s, Martin exercises his hindsight, talking about relationships with […]

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Goodreads Doles Out the Goods (not the bads)

26 January 2008 Uncategorized

Over the last few weeks I’ve started using a web application called “Goodreads”:http://www.goodreads.com (here is “my profile”:http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/182669). Essentially, this is a service that allows you to keep track of what you are reading, have read, or intend to read. Users can swap reviews and even paperbacks! There’s also a nice little Facebook application that ties […]

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