Smackdown Books 2017

Arlene's smackdown17 book montage

The Memory of Things
Hour of the Bees
The Gospel Truth
Ultraman, Vol. 1
The Bunker Diary
Trouble Is a Friend of Mine
Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy
The Hired Girl
An Ember in the Ashes
The Porcupine of Truth
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans
Goodbye Stranger
Beautiful Blue World
The Blackthorn Key
All American Boys

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Counting By Sevens vs. Leonard Peacock

Yet again, we at Vimy struggled to post in a timely fashion.  Sigh.  I think it was the rejection of Leonard Peacock for Counting by Sevens that threw us into great moroseness.  It's difficult to recover from news like that.

Therefore we can only offer up our humble Zombie pick:  Patrick Ness' More Than This. It's well written, skillfully developed, and Amanda is still gob-smacked by the ending.  If a book does that for a reader, it's a keeper.  I don't remember many of the books we read this year - they had a sameness to them.  More Than This was distinct and deserves another pass around the book table.

Andrew, Amanda and Tracy

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