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Pronouns: he/him Reading is my escape. Books are my love language.

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2023 Reading Goal

88% complete! Rainer has read 31 of 35 books.

In the Shadow of the Red Brick Building (Paperback, 2022, ‎Askew Creek Publishing) 5 stars

Residential school survivor Raymond Tony Charlie exposes the sexual, emotional and physical abuse he suffered …

Incredibly important book about Canadian residential schools

5 stars

A heavy read about residential schools in my part of the world and the genocide that European settlers have imposed upon their indigenous neighbors. Very highly recommended read if you happen to live in Canada.

Ring Shout (2020) 4 stars

Ring Shout, or, Hunting Ku Kluxes in the End Times is a dark historical fantasy, …

Tense, dramatic, and sometimes horrifying novella

4 stars

This novella was very interesting and I'm glad I read it, but one of the villains that was a stroke of absolute creative genius, but hit me like a classroom full of fingernails on a chalkboard.

reviewed If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio

If We Were Villains (2018, Flatiron Books) 4 stars

Entreated to tell his side of the story to a detective who put him in …


5 stars

The tension and the character building in this book are exquisite. The author's capacity for obscuring the finale, while also tastefully and intentionally leaving breadcrumbs along the way, made this book an engaging and engrossing novel until the very last sentence of the epilogue.

wants to read The Internet Con by Cory Doctorow

The Internet Con (EBook, 2023, Verso Books) 4 stars

When the tech platforms promised a future of "connection," they were lying. They said their …

Doctorow isn't without his issues (whom amongst us truly is), but he is an invaluable voice for crucial technology issues that affect all of our lives (not just the nerds who find this stuff interesting...)