Reviews and Blog Posts: revenge

Red delicious : a Siobhan Quinn novel

by Kathleen Tierney

Reviewer Rating:
4

This sequel to Blood Oranges does not disappoint! Quinn (don't ever call her Siobhan) is still the same in-your-face cantankerous werewolf/vampire who can't seem to untangle herself from Mean Mr. B's dirty work. She is developing a persona not unlike Sam Spade and other hard boiled detectives: super cynical and an...

The winter people

by Jennifer McMahon

Reviewer Rating:
5

I just finished this book and enjoyed it so much that I've been trying to convince everyone around me to read it too so we can revel in the creepy fun of it together.

It's the story of a family whose search for their suddenly disappeared mother leads them to discover...

True grit : a novel.

by Charles Portis

Reviewer Rating:
3

I generally don't read Westerns, but I had heard that True Grit is well-written and funny.  It was exciting, and the characters were likeable and entertaining.  The book begins when Mattie Ross sets off to square her father's account in Fort Smith, Arkansas, after he is killed by his hired hand.  Through...

Blood oranges

by Kathleen Tierney

Reviewer Rating:
4

Gritty, sarcastic, queer, violent, and foul-mouthed, Siobhan Quinn is a former junkie turned demon-hunter (sort of) turned, in one violent confrontation with both a werewolf and a vampire, into the very kind of creature she's been killing. It's all part of a complicated game involving other denizens of the Rhode...

Micmacs

Reviewer Rating:
5

Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet has a penchant for creating hazy and imaginatively detailed worlds focused on the adventures of outsiders, and such is the case in his film Micmacs . The French title for Micmacs literally translates to "non-stop shenanigans," which is a surprisingly appropriate title for this lighthearted revenge film....

The Sisters brothers a novel

by Patrick deWitt

Reviewer Rating:
5

I  was beginning to think  I was left out in the cold when I mentioned to several people at the library that my next read was going to be The Sisters Brothers by Canadian Patrick deWitt.  More than one person (in fact, three people)  told me that they had already...

The sweet revenge of Celia Door

by Karen Finneyfrock

Reviewer Rating:
3

Is revenge really that sweet? Join poet Celia Door during her freshman year at Hershey High. She was bullied in middle school, by one girl in particular, and she's changed her whole persona over the summer and is determined to get public, humiliating revenge on her tormentors. But then she...

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