Tag Archives: Nicholson Baker

Why I write unconventional (and unpopular) book reviews

I am driven to write book reviews for my blog though these posts are seldom popular compared to my running posts. Why do I do it? I realize that books are (and always have been) my greatest passion. Running was … Continue reading

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Nicholson Baker’s Traveling Sprinkler showers emotional and technical genius on every page

Book Review by Nancy Tinari Nicholson Baker has blown me away with his latest novel, Traveling Sprinkler. I’ve been trying to write a book review about it for days—but everything I write seems inadequate to describe Baker’s  virtuosity—his  astounding range … Continue reading

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Fifty reasons not to read Fifty Shades of Grey (and some alternative suggestions)

First things first. This book doesn’t live up to its hype. It’s not very erotic. Also, the domination-submission theme that has been talked about so much is pretty tame, and practically nothing happens in that realm for hundreds of pages. … Continue reading

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