review: the haunting of hill house

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (1959) I have had about a week to think over my response to The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.   One thing that has crystallized in my mind is that apparently, I don’t like saying that I don’t like a book.  It’s hard not to erase…

review: i am legend

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (1954) In reading descriptions of this novel, oftentimes the first thing written is that I Am Legend a horror novel.  After reading the book, I would definitely disagree with the categorization of the novel in the horror genre.  I wasn’t terrified or particularly on edge while reading the book. …

review: persuasion

Persuasion by Jane Austen (1818) Persuasion was Jane Austen’s last completed novel, and it was published alongside Emma after her death.  Last novels have always had a special interest for me, and Persuasion is no exception.  This is the third novel that I’ve read by Austen (and it’s worth noting that I read Austen for…

review: hounded

Hounded by Kevin Hearne (2011) As much as I try to read what is already on my bookshelf or loaded onto my Kindle, there are times when I just want to buy a new, shiny book.  This is how I discovered Hounded by Kevin Hearne.  I didn’t exactly know what I wanted to read and…

review: the missing chapter

The Missing Chapter by Robert Goldsborough (1994) I started reading the Nero Wolfe books by Rex Stout years ago.  A friend and I found them in a Half Price Books store, and we bought all the ones on the shelf, divided them up, and exchanged them when we had finished reading them.  For a long…