Category: Psychology

The Ingram Interview by K.B. Dixon

Meet Daniel Ingram, retired English professor: despondent, eccentric, and in the midst of writing his memoir, after being kicked out of his current home (a retirement facility) for depressing the other residents. The story itself is the process of Daniel writing his story, so…

Review: Tampa by Alyssa Nutting

Tampa by Alissa Nutting Final Verdict: 3.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 48 Tampa is the much-talked about, widely reviled, and heavily debated inaugural novel from writer Alissa Nutting.  It is based on the real-life events of a Florida teacher who had sex with her…

Review: White Noise by Don DeLillo

White Noise by Don DeLillo Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 51 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful (socially, academically, etc.)  “This is the language of waves and radiation, of how the dead speak to the living.” White Noise is the story…

Review: Save Me the Waltz by Zelda Fitzgerald

Save  Me the Waltz by Zelda Fitzgerald Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 16 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald was the troubled wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, one of the most famous American writers of all-time.  Save…

Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Final Verdict: 4.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 15 Disclosure:  This is a book that I have read five times, now, but have yet to review.  The first three times I read it were in the…

Review: Every You, Every Me by David Levithan

Every You, Every Me by David Levithan Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 48 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful (socially, academically, etc.) I can say it now: I hate David Levithan, unequivocally.  Why do I hate him?  Because he continues…

Review: House of Stairs by William Sleator

 House of Stairs by William Sleator Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 45 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful (socially, academically, etc.) William Sleator’s House of Stairs is a fascinating psychological thriller about five orphans who are kidnapped, brought to an enormous…

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