About Cheshire

I am my Kindle, and my Ipad. Really.

If the book or subject is trash but I adored it anyway, I'll give it three stars instead of the one it deserves. However, sometimes when something is clearly genius but leaves me cold, I'll give it the five stars it deserves but be a
hater in my review. So, bite me. I'm belletristic. Revilers welcome. I opinionate for myself. My ratings are about my feelings as well as writing merit. I do not judge writing by whether all the commas are in the right place, or how many literary allusions are reflected in the plot. I can and will rate a bad potboiler five stars if I stay up all night to finish it. Although I love books, I'm not a "...of Arts" person by education. I'm an ordinary person.

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Recent Activity

  • Cheshire shared from Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
    Note: Amazing. A science fiction literary mystery so far, the best 2013 identity theme puzzler.
  • Cheshire shared from The Burgess Boys: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout
    Life had a way of working out, he said. But do you really think so?, she asked, and he said he did.
    Note: He truly does - which works actually if consistently believed.
  • Cheshire shared from The Burgess Boys: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout
    But Zach has to take himself in because—” Here Jim paused and looked around the room. “Because he did it. That’s the first reason. The other first reason is that if he goes in right away and says, ‘Oh, stupid me,’ they’ll probably be easier on him. But the Burgesses aren’t fugitives. That’s not who we are. We don’t hide.”
    Note: Hmmmm.
  • Cheshire shared from The Burgess Boys: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout
    “Our nephew, Zachary Olson, has thrown a frozen pig’s head through the front door of a mosque.
    Note: A 'Lord of the Flies (William Golding)' reference? So, will we be seeing Simon, Piggy, Ralph and Roger? I'll be looking.
  • Cheshire shared from The Burgess Boys: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout
    “Families,” Jim said. “Criminal law would lose half its business without them.
    Note: Exactly.
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