here we go — a week of 2-sentence book reviews on 39 books. i allow myself one sentence for a summary and one sentence for my opinion of the book.
Millones Cajones, by Rob Bell
a motivational speaker searches for deeper meaning. i’d be pretty happy if the first fiction book i ever wrote was as engaging as this one. (pro-tip: it’s a free download!)
The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick deWitt
two ruthless brothers head out on an assassination contact in the old west which gets complicated when one of them reveals his newly-embraced conscience. just plain old fun reading with amazing characters.
How the Dead Live, by Will Self
Underground Airlines, by Ben Winters
Heroes of the Frontier, by Dave Eggers
with her life feeling like a dead-end, a single mother of two kids rents a crappy motorhome and temporarily goes ‘off the grid’ in alaska. seriously, eggers doesn’t know how to write a bad book, and anyone over 30 will connect with the existential search of this novel’s protagonist.
The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047, by Lionel Shriver