Reviews and Blog Posts: Seattle

Karen Memory

by Elizabeth Bear

Reviewer Rating:
4

I'll admit it--this was my first steampunk book. And I will certainly be reading more! Bear doesn't go into a ton of detail describing her world (an old west/mad scientist version of Seattle), but there is plenty of flavor to spark the reader's imagination. The real treasures here are Karen's...

Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet

by Jamie Ford

Reviewer Rating:
5

Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is a beautifully told story of one of America's most shameful times in history. It's told from the point of view of Henry, a young Chinese boy in Seattle at the onset of WWII who befriends a Japanese classmate named Keiko. As...

Brothers and sisters of the eternal son

by Damien Jurado

Reviewer Rating:
5

Working again with Richard Swift, Jurado continues leave his folky singer/songwriter past for psychedelic pop and rock.  I've been going to see Jurado play for almost 15 years now and never could I have imagined his level of creativity keeping up for this long, but this is one of the best...

Where'd you go, Bernadette

by Maria Semple

Reviewer Rating:
5

Wow, this is the best book I’ve "read" in a long time.  I guess I didn't really read it, I listened to the Audiobook on CD.

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