Welcome to the 59th Edition of the Book Review Blog Carnival!
Kerrie also reviews Room by Emma Donoghue at Mysteries in Paradise. Kerrie recommends it, noting that it was shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker prize, as well as the 2010 Governor General’s Awards in Canada, and won both the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Irish Book Award 2010.
Rebecca Glenn reviews The Tangent Objective by Lawrence Sanders at The Book Frog. Sanders tackles revolution and blood oil in 1970’s Africa, a topic Rebecca finds “as timely today as it was thirty years ago.”
Jeanne reviews Zombies vs. Unicorns at Necromancy Never Pays. The short stories included in the volume were, according to Jeanne, “collected after the internet fight between young adult fiction authors over which was better: zombies or unicorns.”
SenoraG reviews The Ascent by Ronald Malfi at Reading, Reading & Life. It’s a “thrilling, edge-of-your-seat ride that should not be missed, SenoraG writes. “Don’t let the title fool you. It is less about a mountain and more about life in general. If you love thrillers that keep you guessing, this book is a must-read.”
JHS reviews From the Dead here at Colloquium. Visit Colloquium to read a fascinating interview with author John Herrick about his journey to being a published author for the first time and enter to win an autographed copy of From the Dead.
Rick Sincere reviews Wisenheimer: A Childhood Subject to Debate at Book Reviews by Rick Sincere, Mark Oppenheimer’s recently published memoir. Oppenheimer got his intellectual start as a junior high and high school debater and, according to Rick, shares “his story of how a loquacious, argumentative kid channeled his love of words in a productive direction.”
Read Aloud Dad reviews The New York Review Children’s Collection Set at Read Aloud Dad. He reveals that he “splashed out” $433.98 to Amazon for the collection that includes books for children of all ages, with picture books for preschoolers through chapter novels for older kids.
Tim Leffel reviews A Moveable Feast: Life-Changing Food Adventures Around the World, New Orleans: What Can’t Be Lost, and In Many Wars, By Many War Correspondents, three notable recent travel and food anthologies, at Perceptive Travel.
Rick Sincere reviews Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right, American on Purpose: The Improbably Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot, and Sugarless, the four best books that he has read in the past year, at Book Reviews by Rick Sincere.
MW (aka The Dividist) reviews Game Change at Divided We Stand United We Fall. The Dividist is unsure whether the book belongs in the fiction or nonfiction category, describing is as “a novelization of the 2008 Presidential campaign” which he found “more akin to a novel ‘based on a true story’ than a nonfiction report” of the campaign.
It has been my pleasure to once again host the Book Review Blog Carnival!