Less

Arthur Less is a nearly 50-year-old gay man and former partner of a Pulitzer prize-winning writer who travels the world to forget a past lover and avoid having to go to his wedding. Such is the story of Andrew Sean Greer’s 2018 Pulitzer prize-winning novel Less. A middle-aged writer who had (barely) attained his 15…

Signed, Sealed, Delivered…

“If a guy like you can stand up and do what you did, then maybe everyone can.  Maybe everyone can live beyond what they’re capable of.” This is my concluding post about Markus Zusak’s I am the Messenger. After a week, I finally finished 357-page “children’s book.”  As I stated in an earlier post about…

The Book Thief: A Review of Sorts

“First the colors.  Then the humans.  That’s usually how I see things.  Or at least, how I try. *Here is a small fact*  You are going to die.” I find it much harder to write about a book I liked than to write about a book I disliked or hated. With ‘bad’ books, there’s always…

Author Write-alike…

According to this website:  I write like Arthur C. Clarke I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing! Interesting, considering I have never read a book by Arthur C. Clarke.  I’m a bit intrigued by it.  I wonder if this website really analyzes writing styles or just throws out random authors. Ok,…

Book Loot

Stopped by a secondhand books store after work today and got these for almost 80% less than their original prices.  They were in relatively good condition too, which is always a plus.   1.  A Manual for Writers – Kate Turabian (A good handbook to have for writers and college students). 2.  The Remains of…