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Sylvia Plath * The Bell Jar Book Review

Trigger warning: scenes contain suicide, thoughts of self-harm and detailed thoughts on depression.


I have never read such a good introspective work musing on the nature of life, lack of purpose, sinking into depression, analysis of psychological treatments of mental disorders in the middle of the 20th century and such detailed thoughts of suicide that would put Cuelho’s Veronica decides to die to shame.…

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Safely Home by Randy Alcorn

Safely Home.jpgI think I’m going through a phase. This is a 2002 Gold Medallion Award winner! And I thought it was pure crap! There was nothing but bad writing and the bold promise “This stunning page-turner will convict the hearts of readers to live in the light of eternity” failed to deliver.…

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Vanishing Girls Book Review

Here comes yet another psychological thriller from Lauren Olivier (author of Before I Fall). The story revolves around two sisters who have survived a tragic car accident and are trying to get their lives in order in the aftermath.
Then Dara (the younger sister) vanishes on her birthday and Nick (the older sister) thinks Dara is just playing around.…

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Voodoo Eyes by Nick Stone Book Review

I like Miami. I like Dexter’s version and in a weird way, I also like the humid and horrible version Nick Stone depicted. This entire book reminded me of those old-style detective stories where a sullen detective who spends his time tracking down adulterous spouses is suddenly in the middle of an international police investigation.…