Tag Archive: Lauren Groff

Nov 25

Who Should Have Won This Year’s National Book Award

As a reminder here is a list of the nominees with a helpful link to my reviews: Karen E. Bender, “Refund” Angela Flournoy, “The Turner House” Lauren Groff, “Fates and Furies” Adam Johnson, “Fortune Smiles” Hanya Yanagihara, “A Little Life” If you’ve read my reviews you’ll know that my favorite book on this ballot was …

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Nov 04

Book Review: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Bottom Line Ignore all the platitudes and critical praise.  This novel is a hollow excursion into a marriage that’s totally devoid of humanity or remotely relatable characters. Representative Paragraph Lotto makes an arse of himself at a conference… [Lotto]: “There are male wives. When I was an actor, I was so underemployed that I basically …

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Oct 15

The Nominees for the National Book Award for fiction have been announced…

… and they are as follows: Karen E. Bender, “Refund” Angela Flournoy, “The Turner House” Lauren Groff, “Fates and Furies” Adam Johnson, “Fortune Smiles” Hanya Yanagihara, “A Little Life” No surprise at all to see A Little Life appear as a finalist.  It’s a novel that I’m sure I’ll be seeing allot more of next year and …

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