Book Review–The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

A Pulitzer Prize winning novel deserves attention and discussion, no matter what the perceived quality, mostly because a winning novel is a subjective choice by a small jury who has a certain amount of influence in affecting modern literary taste Continue reading Book Review–The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

“The Help” by Kathyrn Stockett—A writer’s review

My wife and I recently returned from a vacation in Voyageurs National Park (VNP) in northern Minnesota. We rented a houseboat for a week and motored up and down the southern shore of Rainy Lake, one of four large lakes Continue reading “The Help” by Kathyrn Stockett—A writer’s review

Where have all the classics gone?

While perusing blogs, surfing the internet and checking out profiles on Critique Circle- my online writing group- I’ve noticed (perhaps arbitrarily) that very few writers mention “old classics” as being influences on their writing, or even books they number among their personal Continue reading Where have all the classics gone?