April, 2021

April 1st, 2021, 4:57 p.m. - Is there such a thing as slow-burn horror? There is now

14. The Bright Lands (John Fram)
Friday Night Lights meets Buffy. Fram is a great writer and really masters the pacing and the eeriness of the story. I'll definitely read more from him in the future.

Up next: The Girls Are All So Nice Here (Laurie Elizabeth Flynn)

April 7th, 2021, 7:35 p.m. - I'm the bad guy (duh)

15. The Girls Are All So Nice Here (Laurie Elizabeth Flynn)
The main character is a moron and the ending was completely predictable. Enough said.

Up next: The Push (Ashley Audrain)

April 13th, 2021, 5:06 p.m. - It was...fine

16. The Push (Ashley Audrain)
Not sure about all the hype here. Audrain is a fine writer, and the plot was interesting, but it just. Kept. Going. So much time with nothing happening, and then a sudden ending.

Up next: To Be Honest (Michael Leviton)

April 20th, 2021, 5:04 p.m. - There's a difference between brutal honesty and not knowing when to keep your mouth shut

17. To Be Honest (Michael Leviton)
I spent most of this book thinking about how many people featured need therapy, and how two of them specifically have severe psychological issues that pretty much get glossed over. Leviton is apologetic about how his brutal honesty affected people over the years, but really, he's the least bad actor here. It's not his fault he was raised to not care about other people's feelings.

Up next: Piranesi (Susanna Clarke)

April 25th, 2021, 5:13 p.m. - Well, that was weird

18. Piranesi (Susanna Clarke)
I'm not really sure what I'm supposed to take away from this. I mean, I was interested in trying to figure out what was going on, but I didn't see the same magic in it that others did.

Up next: A Little Devil in America (Hanif Abdurraqib)

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