Beartown

Beartown

A Man Called Ove put Fredrik Backman on the literary map, reaching the New York Times’ Best Seller’s List as well as scoring the envious honor of having his first novel successfully transferred to the big screen. With his fourth novel Beartown, Backman has established...
Out Stealing Horses

Out Stealing Horses

After finishing The Baker’s Secret, I immediately picked up Out Stealing Horses without realizing it too was a World War II novel, though the war is used as a distant back drop rather than front and center as it was in The Baker’s Secret. For Trond Sander, an older...
The Baker’s Secret

The Baker’s Secret

Life got in the way of my financially negligent, selflessly ego-driven reviews, so I’m playing catch up with a stack of 5 books consumed over the last two months. I say this to point out that my memory is neither sharp nor oft accurate and therefore you can take this...
The Gargoyle Hunters

The Gargoyle Hunters

The Gargoyle Hunters is a magnificently original debut novel from architectural aficionado and New York native John Freeman Gill. An unorthodox upbringing only seems odd to those on the outside: you don’t adapt to such an upbringing-you survive it; sometimes you...
The Thirst

The Thirst

My father and sister have a strong affinity for Scandinavian authors, the darker the better. Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg was my first venture into Scandinavian literature, a gift from my father back in 1992. Years later, he introduced me to Stieg Larson...
David and Goliath

David and Goliath

I don’t read books in any kind of order; I grab whatever piques my interest at the moment, though I do generally keep a fiction, non-fiction, and self-help/educational rolling at any given time. I don’t know where my copy of David and Goliath came from, but I read The...