Abraham Lincoln – Vampire Hunter?

Abraham Lincoln a vampire hunter? This may well be the most unusual book I’ll review on Wig-Wags. The good folks at Grand Central Publishing recently sent me an advance review copy of  New York Times best selling author Seth Grahame-Smith’s new book, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. I’ll put it into a genre of historical/fantasy/horror. The […]

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E. L. Doctorow's The March and The Whiskey Rebels: A Novel by David Liss

Two new fiction works have made their way to my library. The March by E. L. Doctorow. This book was required reading for the Yale course by David W. Blight on the Civil War era which I mentioned here. I picked up a nice hardback used and am listening to it on my MP3 via […]

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My New Kindle 2

I took the plunge and bought an Amazon Kindle 2. This was a tough decision because (here’s where my family roll their eyes) I’m a bit obsessive about my books. But there are times when I’d really like a book NOW. So I’m considering this an expensive experiment. Here are my impressions so far. Packaging […]

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Sweetsmoke by David Fuller
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This weekend I finished David Fuller’s novel, Sweetsmoke, which I first mentioned on WigWags here. A work of fiction can be judged by many criteria. My approach is pretty simple. Did it keep my interest past page five? Did I find myself wanting to set other pressing activities aside to return to the story? Did […]

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