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Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

It’s now April, and I’ve read many good books since January, but Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing still stands out as one of the best this year. The story is filled with authentic, complicated people, some of whom are dead. … Continue reading

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Riverdale is off the Rails

I thought the first season of the CW’s Riverdale, based on the Archie comics, was promising. The second season’s overarching plot includes a crime lord who has just returned home from jail, a masked serial shooter and fear-driven mobs. The … Continue reading

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Chasing Beauty: She, by H Rider Haggard, Part II

Whiter Shade of Pale Haggard’s book is full of both careless bigotry and acerbic comments about women and beauty. This might have been the tradition of the time, but some seems almost sly, as if Haggard is commenting on his … Continue reading

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