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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!

Beyond disturbing...

Zombie - Joyce Carol Oates

I won't lie, Joyce Carol Oates' Zombie is one of the most disturbing stories I've read in a long time. I don't think since Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho has a novel left me shaken and filled with dread and unease. While I'm not sure it's something I could bring myself to read ever again, Oates does a phenominal job of getting into the mind of a very, very sick individual. And it is frightening how believable and convincing she is.


Be warned. This isn't an easy read. And it's not for everyone. This is one of those books that'll stay with you long after you've finished it.


4 and a half stars