Archive for November 2016


Nine Women, One Dress by Jane L. Rosen

One of the challenges of reading fiction books in general, is keeping tabs of the numerous characters who are all, in essence, main characters. I guess you can make the argument that the black dress was the sun and the nine women that came in contact with it were celestial bodies orbiting it. But I […]


The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick

It has been interesting reading a book that was published in 1958 during the Cold War, when newly independent nation states were up for grabs between two global superpowers. From what I can surmise from the authors; it seems the stories of Americans living, working, fighting, and loving in Asia were a cautionary tale to […]


The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain

The story in its entirety is a long roundabout meet-cute. I’d like to think that the two central characters discovered themselves while searching for each other. For Laurent, the bookseller who discovered Laure’s handbag, realized it is possible to fall in love and be unapologetically happy again. (This man cannot be real: bookworm, model citizen, […]

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