Archive > February 2013

J.D. Salinger: A Life

Rating: I still remember the first time I read The Catcher in the Rye.  I had bought a used copy years before, knowing nothing about the book except the fact that it was a “classic” I should read. I intended to read a few pages to get a feel for the novel. But from the […]

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People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo–and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up

Rating: I am a sucker for crime stories. Clearly, I’m not the only one, judging by the explosion of forensic television shows, books, and video games. So, even though I had never heard of Lucie Blackman, the story of a British woman’s disappearance in Japan intrigued me. The author of the book, Richard Lloyd Parry, […]

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