“Vengeance is mine; I will repay.”

Sometimes great love stories aren’t all that romantic. Anna Karenina is about love, but not the comfortable, wholesome, happily-ever-after kind.  The obsessive, overwhelming, destroys your life kind.  And while it’s tempting to jam this story into the familiar ‘star-crossed lovers’ category – I think Anna Karenina is more than that. Several weeks and 963 pages […]

Review: The Book of Madness and Cures

When I’m critiquing a novel, I often feel self-conscious  After all, I’m not a published author.  Should I really be  judging other people’s talent based what I think I know about writing?  But while my so-called literary career has been short and uneventful thus far, I’d say I have a pretty solid career as a reader of books. […]