Kest S. (kesterbird) - Reviews

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The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell (Cat Who...Bk 28)
The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell (Cat Who...Bk 28)
Author: Lilian Jackson Braun
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
Review Date: 5/16/2017

My neighbor did some spray painting and the smell was something else. I grabbed a coat and left. But it was 11 pm, I live in a small town, and I hadn't brought any entertainment, so I stopped by the little free library and picked up this book, which seemed like the best bet. I think I made the wrong choice.

This book is sincerely awful. If it's supposed to be a mystery, it is lacking both suspense and resolution. If it's supposed to be a small town drama, it's missing any sort of appealing characters. If it's supposed to be a silly, relaxing read, there's a lot of (truly random) death. I cannot for the life of me think who the target audience could possibly be- all I know is that it isn't me.

NOTE: this book takes less time to read than my workshop takes to air out, and I read the whole thing, came home disappointed, and was yet more disappointed to discover that the place still smelled of paint

The Everlasting Story of Nory
The Everlasting Story of Nory
Author: Nicholson Baker
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
Review Date: 5/18/2017

If you are the type of person who generally finds children to be charming, you will likely be utterly charmed by this book.

If however, you are like me, and find most children to be tiresome, you will find this book tiresome.

The writing really does brilliantly capture the voice of a precocious child. Points for craftsmanship.

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