Sarah O'Connor

Writer – Playwright – Cannot Save You From The Robot Apocalypse

I received this book from The Next Best Book Club in exchange for an honest review. “I was waiting for its eyes to open, and when they did not, it felt like slowly sewing shut the sky,” (A Picnic [1], My Off-the-Market Magic Carpet, Niespodziany 57). One day I will know how to review poetry. I’ll know …

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I received this book from The Next Best Book Club in exchange for an honest review. “There are times when the man does not remember who he is, or how he came to be here. Times when he seems to act out the script of a desire that is not his own,” (Kendall 4). James Burke mysteriously …

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I received this book from The Next Best Book Club in exchange for an honest review. “I had a kinky sex dream about Alex Trebek. It wasn’t all bad, but then again, I can remember only snippets of it. Running my fingers through his gray hair. I answered him, “What is the meaning of life?” And he …

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I received this book from The Next Best Book Club in exchange for an honest review. “Language is a cross-cultural love story of chatty merchants, violated verb conjugations, insolvent loan words, and forgotten Latin declensions. Language is a giant swingers party where slang swaps partners with grammar. Language is an hourglass of human culture, a vivid ekphrasis …

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I received this book from The Next Best Book Club in exchange for an honest review. “when all this is over we’ll throw a party when all this is over we’ll have a laugh when all this is over we’ll pretend we aren’t traumatized forever” – how we survived a pandemic (Marie 104) songs we used to …

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I received this book from The Next Best Book Club in exchange for an honest review. “I draw a heart with my finger in the circle of my breath as I watch him carry his suitcase across the busy city street, growing smaller with each step he takes away from us. The bell of a cable car …

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I received this book from The Next Best Book Club in exchange for an honest review. “‘We can’t spend our lives wishing…If we are small, then so are our wishes,’” (Angstman 108). Out Front the Following Sea follows sixteen-year-old Ruth Miner, a headstrong young woman who reads and speaks of things a woman in 1698 shouldn’t know about. …

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I received this book from The Next Best Book Club in exchange for an honest review. ‘It’s not fair to blame us for their cruelty. It’s inherent in their design. We had no hand in that,” (Amouzegar 97). The Hubris of an Empty Hand follows a cast of interconnected characters who unknowingly receive divine gifts from the …

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I received this book from The Next Best Book Club in exchange for an honest review. I’ve never read a collection of flash fiction before. In general I enjoy flash fiction, I love seeing how much authors can pack into a story in as few words and pages as possible and I think Fliss did an amazing …

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