Category Archives: Reviewed by Karrie

Other People’s Rejection Letters, edited by Bill Shapiro

Rejection letters are never fun . . . unless they are written to someone else!  This rejection collection includes letters by and to famous and not-so-famous people, ranging from the amusing to the disturbing.  While many names have been redacted to protect the innocent, the Postscript section at the end of the book sheds light on some of the recipients, including background on the letters and how the people moved on after the rejection.

Pale Demon by Kim Harrison

This title is the latest in the Rachel Morgan fantasy series by Kim Harrison.  In a world where a virus in genetically modified tomatoes has devastated the human population, demons, vampires, werewolves, pixies, witches, and elves have become conspicuous members of society.  Rachel is a strong, talented witch who gets herself into some sticky situations, often through misunderstandings.  In this installment of her adventures, Rachel and her band of misfits dodge attempts on their lives while attempting to drive across the country to clear her name.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss’s skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place.

Under the Dome by Stephen King

Using a recipe that never gets old, King takes an unassuming small town, adds a pinch of the supernatural, and cooks up some chaos!  When a mysterious, impenetrable dome comes down over Chester’s Mill, isolation and deteriorating conditions bring out both the best and worst in the town’s residents.

Feed by M.T. Anderson (audiobook)

In the future, corporations rule the world.  Each child has a chip implanted in the brain at birth, which allows instant access to the “feed.”  Tasks that used to require computers, such as internet browsing, email and chat, can now be performed using thoughts and the feed.  Of course, since corporations sponsor the feed, the user is constantly bombarded with commercials and purchasing suggestions based on thoughts he or she is having at the moment. This ease of access to information comes at an extremely high price, though few seem to realize it.