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Jeffrey Powanda

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[image error]Although I love novels that feature unreliable narrators (The Great Gatsby and Catcher in the Rye come to mind), Paul LaFarge’s novel The Night Ocean takes the unreliable narrator a step farther. It features five linked narratives—stories within stories, which contain excerpts from diaries, journals, and interviews—and nearly all of the narrators are liars. Does a story constructed...

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Revenge by Yōko Ogawa
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Eleven macabre stories that conjure their own supernatural reality. Taken on their own, several of the stories seem insignificant and strange, but Ogawa draws clever connections between the stories, enriching them in odd ways to give them greater res ...more
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Fatale by Jean-Patrick Manchette
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Delightfully, depravedly, hopelessly dark crime novel set in an imaginary French port town named Bléville. Aimée, the femme fatale of the title, is a female killing machine. The body count is high, the killing methods vary in interesting ways. The me ...more
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The Good Son by You-jeong Jeong
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Excellent psychological thriller set in South Korea. Jeong is a bestselling writer, but this is her first novel available in English.

The Good Son is tense, suspenseful, and bloody. Not a whodonnit, it explores the psychopathic personality of the nar
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The Night Ocean by Paul La Farge
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Brilliant shaggy dog story that riffs on H.P. Lovecraft, weird fiction, classic science fiction, the Holocaust, the fluidity of identity, literary hoaxes, otherness, fandom, and the elusiveness of truth. See my full review here: https://wp.me/p9w4kV- ...more
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Collusion by Luke Harding
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Luke Harding's lively, interesting, and informative summation of the evidence he's gathered that suggests Trump and his associates conspired with Russians to interfere in the 2016 election. For my complete review, see https://wp.me/p9w4kV-6i.
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Bird Box by Josh Malerman
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This is a critically acclaimed dystopian horror novel, so I had high expectations.

Smooth start, great premise. A creature that you can't look at or it will cause you to become insane. The setup evoked numerous horror movies (for example, The Happenin
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A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
A Gentleman in Moscow
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Charming story of a Russian aristocrat under house arrest at the Metropol Hotel in Moscow for three decades. I read the book at a snail's pace, savoring the stylish prose and interesting asides on food, wine, literature, movies, and history, which mo ...more
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The Grip of It by Jac Jemc
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An unsettling psychological haunted house story that suggests much but doesn't explain a lot. Still, it's a lyrical and evocative engine of dread. See my full review here: https://wp.me/p9w4kV-be
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Solid biography of a great movie star. See my full review here: https://wp.me/p9w4kV-aU.
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Steve McQueen by Marc Eliot
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Solid bio of an insecure movie star. See my full review here: https://wp.me/p9w4kV-aU.
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