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Quick Thought Review: The Slow Regard of Silent Things

The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

This is a strange story; it breaks all the rules, but that is what makes it good. It’s sweet, real and broken all at the same time. It’s for people that want to see the world in its truest, simplest, most complicated way. It’s about a broken character. And as such, as she would say, it’s for all of us that aren’t all quite proper true inside.

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Review: The True History of the Elephant Man

The True History of the Elephant Man: The Definitive Account of the Tragic and Extraordinary Life of Joseph Carey Merrick by Michael Howell and Peter Ford

I remember as a kid, my mother always putting on a movie about a severely deformed man and the doctor that tried to make his life as comfortable and as happy as possible. The line, screamed by the character, ‘I AM NOT AN ANIMAL! I AM A HUMAN BEING!’ has stuck with me years after. It wasn’t until I was a little older that I probably realized that this was a true story. I think it was when I found a novel about the man in my mother’s collection. That novel is the one that I have finally read and am currently reviewing. That man, known to many as simply The Elephant Man, was Joseph Carey Merrick. Read more…

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Review: And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

To anyone that has yet to read an Agatha Christie novel, I gasp in shock. You are severely missing out. While the writing is sometimes simple and maybe at times juvenile (ie: Lombard said: …..  Berta said: ….. Justice said: …..), this is a woman that is only surpassed in sales by Shakespeare and the Bible. Her book covers tout her as The Queen of Mystery. If you are going to read any Christie novel (especially if you haven’t read her before), pick up The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, or this one, And Then There Were None. Read more…

A weird tidbit from The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

“Among a list of measures effective for inducing vomiting, she included: “Injections of tobacco into the anus through a pipe stem.” p. 211.

A book about a serial killer ravaging the Chicago world fair in the 1800’s, and this quote stuck with me.

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