Author Archives: Fleet Sparrow

About Fleet Sparrow

Writer, Reader, Critic, Bear.

Reviews: 8/1-8/5

The Outsider by Stephen King I was really impressed at how good this book was. It’s probably the closest thing to a standard police procedural King has ever written, which is probably why I enjoyed it so much. It’s a … Continue reading

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Reviews: 7/16-7/31

Bone Game by Louis Owens I read Bone Game after seeing it on a indigenous reading list. It’s about a centuries-old mystery, prophetic dreams, and new murders. The author himself is Cherokee-Choctaw-Irish and his lead character is Choctaw-Irish. It’s an … Continue reading

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Reviews: 7/1-7/15

No, you didn’t skip a page.  It’s been almost a month since I last did reviews, but I was in the middle of a reading slump, so bear with me. There’s not a lot of books (these were spread out … Continue reading

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Reviews: 6/4-6/17

Caged by Ellison Cooper What a thrilling ride! The search for a serial killer in DC leads Senior Special Agent Sayer Altair on a hunt through mythology and science. One great thing I really loved this book for is when … Continue reading

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Reviews: 5/28-6/3

Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love This was really cute. Julian sees three mermaids on the train and decides he’s a mermaid, too. Instead of punishing him for taking down the curtains for his mermaid tail, his abuela takes … Continue reading

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Reviews: 5/21-5/27

Blanky by Kealan Patrick Burke A short (73 page) story about ghosts or murderers, you get to decide. It’s a good little story with a decent, if somewhat predictable twist, that does leave an open ending as to what is … Continue reading

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Reviews: 5/14-5/20

Kwaidan by Lafcadio Hearn This was an interesting set of Japanese ghost stories collected back in the early 1900s by Lafcadio Hearn, a British man who moved to Japan and devoted himself to all things Japanese (the original otaku!). There … Continue reading

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Reviews: 5/7-5/13

Word by Word by Kory Stamper This was a very enlightening look into how dictionaries are made (particularly Merriam-Webster). It introduces you to lexicography, to the editing process of dictionaries, to the vetting process of words, and to the mind-boggling … Continue reading

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Reviews: 5/1-5/6

Countdown City by Ben Winters This is the second of the Last Policeman trilogy. Doomsday is coming closer and Henry is asked to find the husband of his past babysitter. No longer officially a policeman, he does his best to … Continue reading

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Reviews: 4/23-4/30

Miniature Mysteries: 100 Malicious Little Mysteries by Various Writers, edited by Isaac Asimov This amazing collection was the 1981 (I think) version (there’s a 1990s version that might be updated) and the stories were deliciously ’70s. There are, as it … Continue reading

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Reviews: 4/16-22 (Belated)

The Atrocities by Jeremy Shipp This was a short little novella about a woman who comes to tutor what turns out to be a dead girl. But is that all of what’s going on? I really enjoyed this. You slip … Continue reading

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Reviews: 4/9-4/15

I’ve had a busy week this past one, so I didn’t get as much read as I wished. That said, I did finish two books, so that’s better than none. The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani What to say about … Continue reading

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Reviews: 4/1 – 4/8

A Perilous Path by Sherrilyn Ifill, Loretta Lynch, Bryan Stevenson, Anthony C. Thompson This is a transcription of what was a very interesting conversation on race, equality, and the law. It talked about where the inequalities come from, how they’re … Continue reading

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Reviews: 3/19-3/31

Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh I won’t lie, I had a hard time getting through this. Once the major twist was revealed, it was pretty easy to solve the overall mystery, so I ended up skimming the second half … Continue reading

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Reviews: 3/12-3-18

Goldie Vance Vol. 2 by Hope Larson The second volume of Goldie Vance was just as cute as the first, but with more character growth. When Goldie inadvertently hurts her best friend’s feelings, she has to not only solve a … Continue reading

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