Tag Archives: Chicago

Just the Facts

Chicago by David Mamet attracted my attention at the library because I grew-up just blocks from the northern border of “my kind of town”. It also interested me because of Mamet’s well-known plays. Surprisingly, I almost quit reading the book … Continue reading

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Fighting for Life

Native Son by Richard Wright is a Top 150 novel published in 1940. It is one of the most powerful novels I have ever read. This story about a 20-year-old African-American man named Bigger Thomas living in the slums on … Continue reading

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Good and Evil

Afterlife by Marcus Sakey was a complete departure from the books I normally read. This is a science fiction story which is also being billed as a love story. The jacket cover description sounded interesting so I decided to give … Continue reading

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And Then There Were None

Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris is a recent random pick off the library shelf. I didn’t realize at the time that I’d previously read and abandoned another of this author’s books. This time, I completed the … Continue reading

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Desire

Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser was published in 1900 and is another Top 150 novel. The title of the book led me to believe this would be a story about a nun. I couldn’t have been further from the truth! … Continue reading

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No Aces

The Studs Lonigan Trilogy by James T Farrell is a classic Top 150 novel. It is by far one of the best, grittiest Chicago stories I have read to date. Set in the early 20th century, this is the story … Continue reading

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Fast Forward

Every Anxious Wave, Mo Daviau Continue reading

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