Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King

Gwendy’s Button Box would have been a cool addition to a short story collection, but as a standalone novella, it doesn’t really have legs. It has the draw of being set in King’s Castle Rock – probably the town with the world’s fewest TripAdvisor recommendations – but for all that, doesn’t do much with the […]

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The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

The Uncommon Reader is an absolutely charming novella about the Queen coming across a mobile library and becoming an avid reader. The premise alone is wonderful, and the writing absolutely does it justice. I’d never read any Alan Bennett before, but after recently watching The Lady in the Van I remembered that this had been […]

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