Cannonball Read IV Reviews of Note: Dystopian Red Lobster

by toepic on April 6, 2012

This year I’m participating in Cannonball Read IV. Cannonball Read is a race among Pajiba readers to read and review 52 books in a year. Or 26. Or 13. A charitable donation is made for those who get to 52.

There are 240 people signed up this year. That’s a lot of book reviews. I’ll try to find some of the interesting reviews plus reviews of books I’ve read and post them here.

  • Human baby born on Mars, brought back to Earth. Turn ons: casual sex – Turn offs: organized religon. A Sci-fi classic. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
  • Set in 1 day, the last shift a closing Red Lobster, can the manager keep it together? Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan
  • IT’S NEVER LUPUS! Gregory House M.D. apparently writes a good and funny spy novel. The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie
  • Atwood was writing dystopian novels before it was cool.  Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  • Turn of the century detective novel. When do we start referring to stuff set around 2000 as turn of the century? Surely there’s a cut off date. A Curtain Falls by Stefanie Pintoff

Books I’ve Read:

  • My review of this book coming shortly. I liked it.  Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  • You either like Bourdain’s schtick or you don’t. I love it. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
  • The World Famous Bigtree alligator-wrestling clan, has problems. Swamplandia! by Karen Russell (also my review here)
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Wifey April 18, 2012 at 10:25 am

That video? Woah. I didn’t hear a single lyric. Couldn’t stop gasping and focusing on the most insane weirdness that is Jack White.

And, no, it’s NEVER lupus. It’s environmental!

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