The Great and the Good by Michel Deon

The book is intriguing because it almost feels like a classic. A classic in the sense that it captures the time period perfectly – 1950’s America as an industrial and commercial giant. In contrast, it is perplexing due to the structure of the book. It is a bit tedious at times. Tedious in the organization – paragraphs go on for several pages and the dialogue is a bit hard to follow in certain parts.

The Land of Dreams by Vidar Sundstol

Those interested in Scandanavia crime novels and/or the Great Lakes Region will surely want to check this one out (unless you can read Norwegian and have already read the series!). Those looking for a fast-paced crime novel will be disappointed while those with a more psychological bent will likely enjoy.

The Land of Dreams by Vidar Sundstol

Those interested in Scandanavia crime novels and/or the Great Lakes Region will surely want to check this one out (unless you can read Norwegian and have already read the series!). Those looking for a fast-paced crime novel will be disappointed while those with a more psychological bent will likely enjoy.

Book Finds: Little King Diamond

But really it is a sort of enchantment; a story that use a fantastical element to catch your attention and allow the dialog to explore weightier matters. On the other hand, the book doesn’t require deep philosophical thought. You can read it just for the silly ,quirky interaction between the king and the narrator; for the strange and wonderful way the story captures/describes the world. And for the beautiful illustrations.