J. Karmel

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Location: Atlanta, GA
Birthday: March 29


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Long Time Coming ~ Jonny Lang
Long Time Coming ~ Jonny Lang
I love this album. Lang's voice is like none other I've ever heard. At once raw, anguished, and beautiful, it would draw you in if he was singing "Mary Had a Little Lamb." Instead, he sings some lovely and fresh songs. My personal favorites are the powerful "Dying to Live" and the reflective "Red Light." I recommend this album to someone who likes a bluesy, soul sound and is looking for something different from everyday radio singers.
Ten Big Ones: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich
As always, I enjoyed Evanovich's rich array of fun characters and the wild antics of her heroine, Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. Evanovich has a style that while funny and often bordering on the ridiculous, also hits true to home on many points, making Stephanie a complete and relatable character. The book is a fast read and enjoyable, if not the best Stephanie Plum adventure of them all. The best part of Evanovich's books are the characters, and this one includes favorites (the larger-than-life Lula, dirty Grandma Mazur, sexy men Morelli and Ranger, transvestite rocker Sally Sweet) plus some amusing new ones like one of Stephanie's parolees, a woman on a low-carb diet who holds up a… Read more
Song Of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Song Of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Song of Solomon fits well into the classic Toni Morrison genre of heart-wrenchingly poetic and painfully beautiful stories, but it is a bit different from her other works at the same time. The main character of this novel is a male, but the deeper thematic undercurrents channel strongly towards feminism (or in this case womanism, black women's feminism). It's a story of finding yourself and your roots, your true name. The story follows a North to South journey for a young black man. Filled with symbolism and mythology, the novel is rich and engrossing. The motif is based on old stories of African American slaves who shed their bonds and flew back to Africa. Your interpretation of this novel… Read more