Author: Jeff Alford

Rock Crystal by Adalbert Stifter 0

Rock Crystal by Adalbert Stifter

★★★★☆ Imagine a landscape painting, an old master: a monolithic, alpine expanse, crystalline with ice and snowfall, trees weighty under wintry heft. On the horizon, the glow of a distant village. The hint of...

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January 31: Books to read and review

Periodically on the Run Spot Run Blog I’ll post a summary of my review agenda for the website. This stack tends to fluctuate wildly throughout the year, sometimes getting as high as 10-12 titles...

Shylock is My Name by Howard Jacobson 0

Shylock is My Name by Howard Jacobson

★★★☆☆ Howard Jacobson’s Shylock Is My Name is the second installment of Hogarth Shakespeare’s series of plays retold by contemporary authors and provides the series with an already well-needed expansion. Jacobson proves that one...

The Door by Magda Szabo 2

The Door by Magda Szabo

★★★★★ The shimmering, haunting brilliance of Magda Szabo’s The Door binds like a spell. This is a book to thrust into the hands of everyone you know and love and to clam up trying...