May, 2021

May 3rd, 2021, 8:28 p.m. - BRB, listening to "Gimme Shelter" nine more times

19. A Little Devil in America (Hanif Abdurraqib)
Not as good as They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, but really, what is?

Up next: Broken (in the best possible way) (Jenny Lawson)

May 9th, 2021, 2:59 p.m. - I don't think Rapid Raccoon Retrievals would be successful, but I would like to watch people try to train raccoons to collect golf balls

20. Broken (in the best possible way) (Jenny Lawson)
I got a little whiplash when a funny piece was followed by a serious one, or vice versa, but other than that, this is exactly what you would expect from Lawson. And I mean that in the best possible way.

Up next: Klara and the Sun (Kazuo Ishiguro)

May 15th, 2021, 2:10 p.m. - So in the future, humans will

21. Klara and the Sun (Kazuo Ishiguro)
You know how sometimes there's a book that everyone's gushing about, and when you read it, you wonder if you read the wrong thing, or if there's a version only you got, because you don't understand why everyone loved it? And you wonder why they think the author is so awesome, because his constant use of people's names in his unrealistic dialogue bugged you?

Anyway, I didn't like this.

Up next: The Last Flight (Julie Clark)

May 21st, 2021, 8:23 p.m. - I need to stop lowering my expectations for these kinds of thrillers

22. The Last Flight (Julie Clark)
This was a lot better than I expected. It dragged a little in the middle, but was otherwise well-paced and made me want to keep reading to find out what would happen.

Up next: Catherine House (Elisabeth Thomas)

May 27th, 2021, 8:07 p.m. - I, too, have no idea what plasm is

23. Catherine House (Elisabeth Thomas)
This was very different from what I expected – kind of a horror novel light on horror and a sci-fi novel light on sci-fi. I enjoyed the writing more than the story. I'd read more from Thomas, though.

Up next: Good Morning, Destroyer of Men's Souls (Nina Renata Aron)

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