WWW Wednesdays October 16, 2013

Posted: October 16, 2013 in WWW Wednesday
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W.W.W. Wednesdays is a weekly event brought to you by MizB from Should Be Reading.  To play along, answer the following questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you are going to read next?

Here is my WWW for today:

What are you currently reading?  I am currently reading Marcel Proust in Taos by Jon Foyt.

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Synopsis:  A Los Alamos physicist, Christopher, retires to Taos, New Mexico to write a novel about nuclear terrorism. There he meets aspiring artist Marlene, and the two fall in love. Together they open a microbrewery and find themselves confronting terrorism of a new sort—in unmapped emotional territory.

What did you recently finish reading?  I just finished reading scary, man by Jeffrey Hickey.  My review will be up shortly.

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Synopsis:  Droll and dead-on in its sizing up of contemporary culture scary, man is author Jeffrey Hickey’s wry and singular story of one man, his wife, and their daughter. Together, they embrace a new normal at the turn of the twenty-first century in America, while trying their hardest in the land of the free, and the home of the afraid. As Griffin shuffles from one appearance to the next as a man working in the world of children, he becomes increasingly vulnerable to the fears and suspicions of others. He also has plenty of his own well-earned, obvious flaws that feed into the small-town gum-flapping. At the same time, his wife Samantha, who runs a home day care, is on the brink of her own existential malaise. This propels her to follow her calling as a teacher, going back to school to do so and creating some distance between herself and her family. To add further complexity to family life, their canny, candid daughter Clare is nursing her own identity crisis that’s just about ready to bubble to the surface.

scary, man is an absorbing work of literary fiction peppered with gay themes and social commentary, this humor-inflected take on small towns, small minds, rumor mills, and rampant paranoia will strike an all-too-familiar chord with readers trying to make their way through the shaky American landscape, while keeping marriage and morals intact, and mayhem at bay. It will leave readers nodding in queasy recognition, while at the same time scratching their heads at the plight of the protagonist who is plenty bright, but who just can’t seem to get it right.

What do you think you are going to read next?   I really am not sure.  I have quite a few books coming my way.  Who know, the mailbox today may decide for me!

Tell me about your WWW’s!

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Comments
  1. lipsyy says:

    I look forward to your review of Scary Man! I posted here: http://lipsyy.wordpress.com/2013/10/16/www-wednesday-16102013/

  2. ChrissiReads says:

    Hey Deanna, thanks for linking me 🙂 I will look out for your review of Scary Man!

  3. If you have any questions regarding Scary, Man, feel free to ask.

  4. bibliobeth says:

    Scary man looks good! Looking forward to your review 🙂

  5. Elizabeth says:

    The John Foyt book looks really good.

    THANKS for sharing.

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My W…W…W…

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