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Michael's Book Babble

I'm an indie author and a scribbler of inane babble. I talk about books I've read/liked. Or at least, that's the plan.


Most of the reviews will be considered "mini-reviews." Usually, it's mostly my reaction to what I've been reading. There are people who are far better at doing full and helpful reviews. But I still have fun doing them, and hope you enjoy them!

Reading progress update: I've read 214 out of 269 pages.

Everything That Rises Must Converge - Flannery O'Connor, Robert Fitzgerald

Dammit, only two more stories. I don't want this to end. :(


I've loved every story so far, as ugly as they can be at times--but I expect no less from a master like O'Connor. She was one of the best when it comes to writing ugly and disturbing stories filled with nasty people you would never want to share a room with. Yet you can't stop yourself from reading because it's all so fascinating and extremely well executed.


And I love the way she ends her stories. Not many others who can pull it off like she can. Especially in the world of short fiction.