Book Review: The Story of Owen, Dragonslayer of Trondheim

Star Ratings: Characters: **** (4 stars) Character Development: **** (4 stars) Plot: ** (2 stars) Writing: *** (3 stars_ Overall: *** (3/5 stars) Age range recommendation: 11 and up. I read The Story of Owen in the more restful hours of my recent trip to New York City, and while I had a fun timeContinue reading “Book Review: The Story of Owen, Dragonslayer of Trondheim”

Book Review: You Can’t Win by Jack Black

Star Ratings for Nonfiction Writing: *****  (5 stars) Narrative: **** (4 stars) Interesting Subject: ***** (5 stars) Objectivity and research: **** (4 stars. This is a memoir.) Overall: ***** (5 stars) Age range recommendation: 14 and up. The gents at my favorite coffee shop are on a roll with the book recommendations, lately.  You Can’tContinue reading “Book Review: You Can’t Win by Jack Black”

Book Review: What Is Left The Daughter by Howard Norman

Another realistic, grown-up book set on the Atlantic coast? I guess it was that kind of week.  What Is Left The Daughter is the final book I read while on vacation.  It was a lovely, bittersweet conclusion to several days of reading and writing by the crashing waves. Star Ratings: Characters: ***** (4 stars) Character Development:Continue reading “Book Review: What Is Left The Daughter by Howard Norman”