Review – The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

The Last Thing He Told Me is the first book I've read by Laura Dave. And most likely will be the last. The hyped reviews of the book prompted me to read it. The hyped reviews of the book contributed to my disappointment. I read comments like fast-paced, page turner, plot twists and so on. … Continue reading Review – The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

Review — Trampoline: An Illustrated Novel by Robert Gipe

Dawn Jewell Reading Trampoline is like reading a combination of social studies, history, daily news, and the comic strips. Dawn Jewell is the narrator and main character. She is fifteen and describes herself as "more of a kid fifteen than a grown fifteen." Author Robert Gipe does a great job showing the working class people … Continue reading Review — Trampoline: An Illustrated Novel by Robert Gipe

Review — A Life of Dreams: The Good Times of Sportswriter Fred Russell by Andrew Derr

Dream Come True Whether it’s a childhood fantasy or a well thought out plan, dreams can and do come true, some by chance, some by choice, and maybe none more frequently than in the world of sports. Author, Andrew Derr is a 1992 recipient of Vanderbilt University’s Fred Russell-Grantland Rice Scholarship for Sports Journalism. It … Continue reading Review — A Life of Dreams: The Good Times of Sportswriter Fred Russell by Andrew Derr

Review — Nightwoods by Charles Frazier

The Characters Is it safe to write Charles Frazier may not produce a second literary masterpiece? Yet, his third novel, Nightwoods, comes closer to this feat than his second book . Nightwoods shows how bad life can be for some (Luce) and how bad some can be for life (Bud). Luce, the main character, is … Continue reading Review — Nightwoods by Charles Frazier