“Light Years” by James Salter Review

Light Years Author:  James Salter Released:  1975 I picked this one up because it's also recommended in the Start Here books, and because out of the 50 books I read The Hunters was my favorite. The writing in The Hunters was excellent, with beautiful prose and an interesting plot and an ending that really gutted me. Comparatively, Light Yearsfeatured unlikable... Continue Reading →

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“Solaris” by Stanislaw Lem Review

Solaris Author: Stanislaw Lem Translator:   Joanna Kilmartin and Steve Cox Released:  1961 I picked up the book Solaris based on loving the 1972 film by Andrei Tarkovsky.  I also watched the 2002 Steven Soderbergh/George Clooney version and thought it was a complete bore, so I was a bit skeptical going in.  My verdict is that the book... Continue Reading →

“Citizen Vince” by Jess Walter Review

Citizen Vince Author:  Jess Walter Released:  2006 Citizen Vince is about a criminal from New York living in Spokane, Washington in 1980 as part of the witness protection program. A typical day for Vince involves working at a donut shop, dating a prostitute, and running a credit card scam on the side. When another criminal comes... Continue Reading →

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