Book Review | The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters by Robert Lewis Taylor

Within a few pages of starting┬áThe Travels of Jaimie McPheeters I thought I was in for a treat. It immediately reminded me of a more humorous version of┬áLonesome Dove, which also won the Pulitzer and was also on a topic I didn’t think I cared about. The story was that of a father and son […]

Pulitzer vs. Short-List: 1980

Starting in 1980, the Pulitzer committee announced up to 3 short-listed books along with the winner of the award. I’ve decided to read all the short-listed books, and in some cases to re-read the Pulitzer, to see if I agree with their final decision. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize 1980:The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer […]

Book Review | A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

I’ve read all the Pulitzer Prize-winning novels and when each year’s selection is made, I look forward to sinking my teeth into it. This was certainly no exception – in fact my expectations were even higher than usual. It seemed that A Visit From the Goon Squad had made every summer reading list and it […]