Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Cellist of Sarajevo

Title: The Cellist of Sarajevo Author: Steven Galloway Pages: 235 Publisher: Riverhead (2008) Rating: 3 stars The title of this book is misleading. Though The Cellist of Sarajevo opens with the cellist witnessing a horrific event, we don’t hear from … Continue reading

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Mystic River

Title: Mystic River Author: Dennis Lehane Pages: 416 Publisher: William Morrow, HarperCollins (2001) Rating: 4 stars Three little boys, Dave, Sean, and Jimmy, start fighting in the middle of the street about whether or not to steal a car. A … Continue reading

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The Bad Seed

Title: The Bad Seed Author: William March Pages: 256 Publisher: Rinehart & Company (1954) Rating: 5 stars Rhoda Penmark is an odd child. She rarely shows affection and gives great attention to detail. Her playmates dislike her, but adults love … Continue reading

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The Magicians

Title: The Magicians Author: Lev Grossman Pages: 402 Publisher: Penguin (2009) Rating: 3 stars The Magicians is an enchanted coming of age tale. The story begins with Quentin in high school being all emo (in love with a girl who … Continue reading

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