Book Review : The Crane Wife

The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness (New York: Penguin Press, 2014. 310 pp) Patrick Ness is the author of the award winning Chaos Walking Trilogy, the Costa Children’s Book Award winner, A Monster Calls, for young adults, a novel for adults called, The Crash of Hennington, and a story collection for adults, Topics About Which I Know Nothing. Ness grew up in Hawaii and Washington State and now lives in London. Enter: The Nice Guy George Duncan is an American living and working in London, much like the author himself. Duncan is forty-eight years of age and owns a small print shop. Divorced and alone, he remains affable nonetheless. His niceness is his undoing however, as no relationship he’s in lasts long enough, simply because he is “too… Read More →

Book Review: Mr. Fox

Mr. Fox: A Novel by Helen Oyeyemi (New York: Riverhead Books, 2011. 336 pp) Helen Oyeyemi is the author of The Icarus Girl; The Opposite House, which was a nominee for the 2008 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award; and White Is for Witching, which won a 2010 Somerset Maugham Award. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Riverhead Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”. Occam’s Razor In general, I recommend living under the Occam’s razor principle. It urges its followers to submit… Read More →