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janson has read 0 of 30 books.

reviewed The Farthest Shore by Ursula K. Le Guin (Earthsea Cycle, #3)

Ursula K. Le Guin: The Farthest Shore (Paperback, 2004, Gallery Books) 4 stars

Book Three of Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea Cycle. Darkness threatens to overtake Earthsea: the …

Review of 'The Farthest Shore' on 'Storygraph'

5 stars

So sparing with every word choice, yet soaring in the depths of world and emotion. Le Guin is a master.

Rebecca Makkai: I Have Some Questions for You (2023, Penguin Publishing Group) 4 stars

Literary mystery

Review of 'I Have Some Questions for You' on 'Storygraph'

4 stars

I’m hooked on her writing style, but I don’t love it yah know? Punchy and kaleidoscopic, of the whodunnit or fantasy ilk, yet on topics pointed and blunt.

Anne Garréta, Emma Ramadan: In Concrete (Paperback, 2021, Deep Vellum Publishing) 3 stars

Review of 'In Concrete' on 'Storygraph'

4 stars

Play full of spades, transliterated and alliterated and punned through to the other side I still wonder what’s blocked off despite Emma Ramadan’s precise trowel. 

Still, a delightful mouthfeel. 

André Breton: Nadja (Paperback, 1988, Grove Weidenfeld) 3 stars

Review of 'Nadja' on 'Storygraph'

2 stars

DNF. Picked up to read along with another (Either/Or by Bautman) but ended up skimming really. Would likely enjoy if reading as part of a group, but alas.

Flannery O'Connor: A good man is hard to find, and other stories (1992, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich) 4 stars

The collection that established O’Connor’s reputation as one of the American masters of the short …

Review of 'A good man is hard to find, and other stories' on 'Storygraph'

2 stars

I suppose it’s skilled, in a revealing sort of way. But I just don’t care to read of racist characters penned by a racist author.