Tag Archives: Best Books of 2017

“The Fact of a Body” Made Me Pro-Death Penalty, Whoops…Plus “American Fire” and “Killers of a Flower Moon”

Quick book reviews of three very different crime books… The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich…Lesnevich was an anti-death penalty advocate who found herself surprised that she wanted child-murderer Ricky Langley to die. The more she digs into the case, the more she begins to sympathize with Langley, but the opposite was true for this reviewer.… Read More »

Book Reviews: Lincoln in the Bardo, Chemistry, Anything is Possible, The Animators, Misfortune of Marion Palm

Is there anything more subjective than the literary novel? At least with movies and TV shows, there’s some broad criteria I might use to determine what’s good and what isn’t, but with literary novels (vastly different in prose, styling, plot–or lack of, and personality) it might really just boil down to your own personal connection with the… Read More »