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This isn’t a cheery book–it does contain some scenes that could be potential triggers–but it is so, so good. The Panopticon reminds us that people like Anais exist and we’re doing them a huge disservice by pretending they’re invisible or ignoring them or treating them like their lives are a foregone conclusion. But it doesn’t read like a public service announcement or a sermon; it’s edgy and beautifully written, and Anais is one of the best narrators I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading.
I highly recommend The Illusion of Separateness to everyone…yes, everyone. I’m not going to narrow it down because this is one of those books that I want to tell everyone to read, no matter their reading preferences. Just read it, please and thank you.
The writing in The Firebird is very good, the historical fiction aspect is super interesting, and I enjoyed the book much more than I expected to. I highly recommend The Firebird to anyone who enjoys reading historical fiction and/or paranormal romance novels. I’m pretty sure you won’t be disappointed.
The Roving Tree is Elsie Augustave’s debut novel, and I can’t wait to see what she writes next. Augustave writes beautifully and it’s obvious that she cares a lot about the subject matter she chooses. I definitely recommend The Roving Tree to anyone who likes reading literary fiction and/or to anyone who is interested in the ideas and history portrayed in the book.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is fantastic. Kesey’s writing is gritty, no-bullshit kind of stuff, which goes really well with the subject matter. Chief Bromden is a wonderful narrator, and I could sympathize with all of the characters in one way or another (yes, even Nurse Ratched and her Black boys).
If you enjoy reading good crime fiction, particularly crime fiction that takes place in England in the late 19th century, I recommend Alex Grecian’s Murder Squad series. The writing and the stories are good, the characters are well-developed, the main characters in particular are good people, and the historical elements are very interesting. The Black Country comes out today, and I’m already looking forward to the next one.