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The Bluest Eye (2005, Plume) 4 stars

Each night Pecola prayed for blue eyes.

In her eleven years, no one had ever …

Review of 'The Bluest Eye' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

As Toni lays out, "I focused, therefore, on how something as grotesque as the demonization of an entire race could take root inside the most delicate member of society: a child; the most vulnerable member: a female."

A truly devastating book in almost every regard.

Stella Maris (2022, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) 4 stars

Review of 'Stella Maris' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

Certainly not as riveting as The Passenger. It's simply a dialectic journey between a traumatized woman and her psychologist in the mental ward. There is lots of interesting scientific philosophy; specifically regarding mathematics and mathematians.

Steppenwolf (Paperback, 1999, Penguin Books, Limited (UK)) 4 stars

Review of 'Steppenwolf' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Disclaimer: If you are struggling with depression, I would skip this one.

That being said, as a long time Hesse adorer, I found this particular book difficult to get into. I found myself, many times, wanting to put it down in favor of something else. But I continued by sheer will alone and found the ending to be among the best I have ever read. From the masked ball to the magic theater, what a fevered dream of imposing dialogue and candid internal dialogue.