The Heavenly Table by Donald Ray Pollock

Despite only having two published books, Donald Ray Pollock is one of my favorite authors. For over a year (about two seconds after I heard he was publishing one), I’ve been looking forward to the release of his new novel, The Heavenly Table (with thanks to Doubleday Books for my copy). I was not disappointed,Continue reading “The Heavenly Table by Donald Ray Pollock”

Six Degrees of Separation: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Six degrees of separation is a new meme hosted by Annabel Smith and Emma Chapman. Here’s the idea: Annabel and Emma will choose a book they’ve both enjoyed and then link them together. Books can be linked in obvious ways – for example, books by the same authors, from the same era or genre, orContinue reading “Six Degrees of Separation: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent”

Knockemstiff by Donald Ray Pollock

sor·row (n.) /ˈsärō/ A feeling of deep distress caused by loss, disappointment, or other misfortune suffered by oneself or others. Appearances are deceiving; the world can be a beautiful place in that way. Despite my rather innocuous physicality and mild disposition (or perhaps because of…?), my mind is a far darker place than my tinyContinue reading “Knockemstiff by Donald Ray Pollock”

The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock

Although I included “The Devil All the Time” by Donald Ray Pollock on my top ten best fiction books of 2011 (it came in at #4), I have been hesitant to review it, if only because I did not think my review would do it justice. “The Devil All the Time” is without a doubtContinue reading “The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock”