One-Minute Book Reviews

  • Kindred

    December 7, 2019 by

    One-Minute Book Review Tone Tense, uncomfortable, suspenseful. Occasionally humorous. Writing Style Straight-forward, tell-it-like-it-is. Brutal reality is conveyed in simple language, allowing all attention to be on the story. Setting 1976 Los Angeles. Early 19th century Maryland. Main Characters Dana: Intelligent, courageous, practical. A writer. Kevin: Dana’s husband. Also a writer. Dedicated and loyal. A bit… Read more

  • Moon of the Crusted Snow

    November 24, 2019 by

    One-Minute Book Review Tone Eerie, sparse, and isolated, with a constant undertone of mounting unease and vulnerability. Writing Style Straight-forward and simple. Poetic, but restrained descriptions of nature and daily life. Laced with important cultural and political messages, but not preachy. Setting Far northeastern Canada in a First Nations community. The location is unspecified except… Read more

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