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Chance's Take on Books

I'm a novelist who loves to read and discuss all things word-bound.

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Swann's Way
Marcel Proust, Lydia Davis
Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style
Virginia Tufte
The Chicago Manual of Style
John Grossman, Margaret D. Mahan
I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Steve Earle
Unwind - Neal Shusterman Interesting book, well written and expertly crafted. The social/political theme is pro-choice vs. pro-life, but more than that - it's about the hatred between ideologies that clouds reason to the point of reactive laws and their subsequent impact on morality. In the beginning of the story, I held a grudge because I thought the premise too far fetched, but the plot and characters grabbed my interest so I read on. As the novel progressed, I grew to understand and admire the author's intention; I was sold, hook line and sinker. This is a novel to be discussed in book groups. It provides enough of a mirror for political/social opponents to consider listening more carefully to one another instead of whipping up anger and hate. I highly recommend UNWIND. The story itself is strong and written without flinching, employing every aspect of great storytelling. I highly enjoyed it!