Stone Junction

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In My Own Words:
'President' George W. Bush - Hail to the thief.
That's the number of novels I've read since June of 1995, not including textbooks and re-reads.
Here's my ongoing 2003 list, with star rating:
A THRILL TO REMEMBER (2002) - Lori Wilde - 1/2*
THE SIRENS OF TITAN (1959) - Kurt Vonnegut Jr. - *****
HYPERION (1… Read more


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Oblivion: Stories by David Foster Wallace
Oblivion: Stories by David Foster Wallace
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The sentence is possibly the most basic grammatical tool used by writers, a standard format by which information is conveyed to a reader. But there are sentences, and there are SENTENCES, and American author David Foster Wallace most indeed writes SENTENCES.
These are sentences that defy easy categorization - sensational amalgams of disparate thoughts and hidden meaning. These are sentences that push the boundaries of both style and length, wherein the format itself is as important as the content.
When they work, the result is breathtaking in its audacity and verve. With sentences as perfect as "the angle of his shoulders as he leaned into the door had the same quality of his… Read more
The Chicago Healer by Paul Boge
The Chicago Healer by Paul Boge
There is an unwritten axiom that modern Christian fiction - that is, fiction written and marketed as being by Christians, for Christians, about Christians - is almost invariably poor.
It wasn't always this way. C.S. Lexis, perhaps the last truly great 'Christian' writer, penned works that pushed the boundaries of what literature could be. With The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, and numerous others, Lewis proved that fiction explicitly marketed from the Christian angle could be thought-provoking, engaging, and brilliant.
Lately, that has not been the case. Christian fiction has been dumbed down into tales of evangelical zeal, stories designed solely as propaganda… Read more
Eleven Minutes: A Novel by Paulo Coelho
Eleven Minutes: A Novel by Paulo Coelho
In its dedication, author Paulo Coelho warns readers of his newest novel of its potentially disturbing topic, a subject he claims to be "harsh, difficult, shocking." He needn't have worried: despite writing a book mainly about sex and its secrets, the novel has already become a bestseller the world over.
However, while the subject of sex may be viewed as harsh, even difficult, what is truly shocking about Eleven Minutes is how trite, how smug, how absolutely dull it all is.
The award-winning Brazilian author has built himself a widespread reputation as a writer of allegories, understated tales of identity and self-discovery that serve to reveal simple truths to his readers… Read more

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