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A Year of Steinbeck

I've never had the pleasure of reading the entire work of one author, but if I ever set out to do it, doing so in chronological order would be incredibly satisfying. By doing so, the reader will likely notice small progressions in the author's writing and be able to comment on which book is the author's best. I cannot …

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Book Review / Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

My Rating:  4 of 5 Stars Page Count: 472 Date Finished: May 2, 2017 I owe it to television shows that have an abundance of characters for subconsciously helping me prepare for this book. Shows like Band of Brothers, The Wire, and Game of Thrones all ask the viewer to pay close attention and even …

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Book Review / The Long Walk by Richard Bachman

My Rating: 3 of 5 Stars Page Count: 370 Date Finished: April 8, 2017 My feet hurt. A thriller in every sense of the word. A dark, sadistic, excruciating, psychological thriller. 100 teenage boys are invited to compete in the annual Long Walk in an alternative, dystopian America. It is the largest event in the country …

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Book Review / The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

My Rating:  5 of 5 Stars Page Count: 214 Finished Reading: March 29, 2017 Holden, Holden, Holden. I wish I could share a smoke with this kid and tell him to chill out, it's gonna be okay and just listen, something most people don't seem to do. Just kidding, I don't smoke. Anyway, I completely …

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