Category: 2011 Challenges

Review: The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty

The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty Final Verdict: 3.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 68 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. The Optimist’s Daughter is primarily a story about place, position, and values, although it does also touch on familial relationships and dealing…

Review: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 67 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. Thursday Next, Special Ops LiteraTec Agent, has a secret or two.  The biggest secret, perhaps, is that, as a young girl, she…

Review: A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 6 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. Well, well, well.  I suppose I should have known that enjoying this first book in the Sherlock Holmes series…

Review: The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau Final Verdict: 3.25 out of 4.0 YTD: 4 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. It is sometime in the future, on planet Earth, and something rather terrible has happened. For reasons not explained (though one…

Review: It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini Final Verdict: 3.25 out of 4.0 YTD: 2 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting and believable  15-year-old Craig is having problems.  He sees a psycho-pharmacologist and psychologist regularly, he takes Zoloft, smokes pot, can’t eat,…

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