A book recommendation… Let’s start with this: it’s a young adult novel. But by now you may have learned that many of the books written for teens are vastly superior to the often plodding modern fiction for adults. Or, say you just need a break from Ulysses, or Moby Dick, or Infinite Jest. YA fiction … Continue reading
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Ralph Moody Books
Just in at The Eclectic Reader…5 titles by Ralph Moody (1898-1982), a Colorado favorite. He wrote 17 novels and autobiographies, many set in Colorado and the colorful American West. His family moved to Littleton, Colorado in 1906 when he was 8 years old. His most famous book, Little Britches, is about those years. I have … Continue reading
Horror at Halloween
Out of quarantine and recovered from my “breakthrough” Covid. The store is open and ready for your business. MASKS REQUIRED!
Edward Gorey: The Epiplectic Bicycle
Edward Gorey, (1925-2000), author, illustrator, playwright, puppeteer, set and costume designer, and cat lover. Possessing a macabre sense of humor. Lived with 20,000 books (nothing bizarre there), six cats (no problem), and a collection of daguerreotypes of dead babies (ok, morbid). His art work has been described as gothic and “unsettling.” His books rarely turn … Continue reading