Category: Mentor Reviews

Thusday Reviews!: The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch by Neil Gaiman (A Mentor Review!)

The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch by Neil Gaiman My rating: 3 of 5 stars ***SPOILER WARNING***For me, the setting was the most interesting part of this graphic novel: underground London. The subterranean rooms offered a unique framework for… Continue Reading “Thusday Reviews!: The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch by Neil Gaiman (A Mentor Review!)”

Thursday Reviews!: Good Bones and Simple Murders by Margaret Atwood

Good Bones and Simple Murders by Margaret Atwood My rating: 5 of 5 stars I read the first story of this book, “Murder in the Dark,” and when I was finished I turned to my husband, shoved the book in his hand, told him… Continue Reading “Thursday Reviews!: Good Bones and Simple Murders by Margaret Atwood”

Thursday Reviews: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood My rating: 4 of 5 stars 3.5 stars…it’s a first of series and, while beautifully written (because Atwood just does that) I found that I could put the book down a little too easily. So I started it… Continue Reading “Thursday Reviews: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood”

Thursday Reviews!: The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac (A Mentor Review!)

The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac My rating: 3 of 5 stars If I’d read this alone on a mountaintop, or while camping, or just out in nature somewhere I’d probably’ve given this four stars. The descriptions of nature, the out-and-out enthusiasm for the… Continue Reading “Thursday Reviews!: The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac (A Mentor Review!)”

Thursday Reviews! On the Road by Jack Kerouac (A Mentor Review!)

On the Road by Jack Kerouac My rating: 4 of 5 stars Having been on many, many, many road trips with my military family — I have to say that some of this story can be tedious. After all, spend enough time on the… Continue Reading “Thursday Reviews! On the Road by Jack Kerouac (A Mentor Review!)”

Thursday Reviews!: And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks by William S Burroughs and Jack Kerouac (A Mentor Review!)

And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks by William S. Burroughs My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book was written in the couple years following the murder of David Kammerer — the real-life case which Burroughs and Kerouac were so close to,… Continue Reading “Thursday Reviews!: And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks by William S Burroughs and Jack Kerouac (A Mentor Review!)”

Thursday Reviews: Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie (A Mentor Review!)

Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book was written waaaay before it was published in 1976. It sat in a deposit box waiting for the light of day. So there may be some inconsistancies with the rest of… Continue Reading “Thursday Reviews: Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie (A Mentor Review!)”

Thursday Reviews: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (A Mentor Review!)

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book is difficult to talk about without giving away the end. So I’ll just say that, as with Murder on the Orient Express I had a moment a little… Continue Reading “Thursday Reviews: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (A Mentor Review!)”

Thursday Reviews: The Luck of the Bodkins by P.G. Wodehouse (A Mentor Review!)

The Luck of the Bodkins by P.G. Wodehouse My rating: 4 of 5 stars If you’re a fan of early cinema this book–originally published in 1935–is for you. There’s plenty of in-jokes geared towards producers, nepotism, and actors. At one moment in the book… Continue Reading “Thursday Reviews: The Luck of the Bodkins by P.G. Wodehouse (A Mentor Review!)”

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