Monthly Archives: August 2017

Book Review – Survivor

SurvivorSurvivor by Chuck Palahniuk

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 stars, but I’ll round up. I didn’t quite know what to make of this book as I listened to it. It definitely wasn’t what I was expecting, but in hindsight, it’s typical of Palahniuk’s work. It’s very dark and has some very extreme twists and turns. The narration added a ton of bias to it, though, which makes me wonder if I’d prefer to read this as opposed to listen to it.

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Book Review – Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer

Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's KillerManhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I haven’t read much history in my time, but this was a really fascinating read. The author did a great job of weaving the tale together with a mix of storytelling and direct quotes from various sources (apparently, there were a ton!). I really enjoyed getting to know John Wilkes Booth and got a real sense for the “vibe” in the DC area as the Civil War ended. I learned a lot about the sentiments of the time, and the anguish that people were experiencing as our people and country continued to evolve. Highly recommend.

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