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Flowers for Frederick

  September 23, 2006  Saturday Marley– How have you liked Flowers for Algernon? It must be a different book when reading it, than it being read to you.  For me I think it is really two stories, that of Charlie gaining an intelligence and surpassing his peers and then the world at large, second of…

Of Rainbows and Rabbit Holes

July 3, 2006  Monday It seems that the Yellowbrick Road is not as straight a path as it let on.  The Wonderful Wizard of Oz as sat in my bunk’s small metal box, waiting to be read for almost two months, but I resisted, going for supposedly meatier fare.  After all it’s a children story, a…

Ironclad

  First, now that I have finished some, thoughts on The Red Tent: Anita Diamant treats each character fairly and compassionately.  The only real villain so far, up to the second part has been Laban.  The weaving the ties and bindings of the family, the fights and feuds of Leah and Rachel, are very well…

Bedeviled by “Devil”

written August 6, 2011   What are we to do with something like Devil in the White City?  It’s won an award for Best Fact Crime, and labeled as History, but reads with enough dramatic, pulpy push that it could be taken to the beach.  It’s this tension between professional and lay you put your…

“Of Mice and Flowers”

* A revisit to Flowers for Algernon, one of my favorite novels, from a slightly different perspective. bookriport 1  martch 5   Iam so luky my rabits foot must realy be working. Not only am I mabe going to get an opurashun to make me smart but Miss Kinnian is helping me with speshul school…