Recent Books — Circe, Another Timeline, Washington Black, Last Good Kiss

  • Circe by Madeline Miller. Excellent retelling of the story of Circe, making her the central and most human part of so much of Greek myth. Very good.
  • The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz. Eh, just didn’t care enough to see where this was going.  Great reviews tho so your mileage may vary.
  • Washington Black by Esi Edugyan.  Great novel of a slave born in the Caribbean plantations, slowly escaping and building a free life, helped and hindered by fallible people and society around him.  A page turner.  Deserves all the recognition.
  • The Last Good Kiss by James Crumley.  Excellent hard-boiled detective tale.  The hero is a drunk, deeply-flawed, yet still honorable, and finds himself pulled into a pit of snakes.  Great read