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  1. What is happening in Area X? And where is it? And have I been absorbed by it?


    September 3, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    I have just finished reading Jeff Vandermeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy, which concerns itself with Area X, and I’m unable to answer any of these questions. The three novels, Annihilation, Authority,…

  2. Pleasantville


    August 31, 2015 by Reader's Connection

      Clarification: This review is about Attica Locke’s 2015 novel Pleasantville, and not about the 1998 movie starring Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon.   I had enjoyed Locke’s earlier novel…

  3. Sharing Your Reading


    August 28, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    From Librarian Emeritus Steve Bridge: “The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices on downtown posts and billboards, no mentions or advertisements in local newspapers. It…

  4. Looper vs. The Other: Bruce Willis & Jorge Luis Borges on meeting your younger self.


    August 17, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    The Book of Sand is a collection of stories by Jorge Luis Borges. It was published in 1975, and is currently available from the library in Collected Fictions (1998), in which…

  5. The Opposite of Loneliness


    August 6, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    Marina Keegan, the author of The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories, was killed in an auto accident when she was 22 years old. Her early death is mentioned several times…