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The Counselor │ Review

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'The Counselor' will inevitably be a very entertaining movie, but Cormac McCarthy is our greatest living writer, so it is very likely he intends to do more than just entertain us here. Like 'Blood Meridian,' this is about the inner frontiers within us and how we become most alive when we live close to these frontiers and demarcate them within ourselves, staking out the interior territory that we call our souls.

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Z │Review

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If you can overlook the biased portrayal of Hemingway, 'Z' is well worth reading for a glimpse into the many agonies and ecstasies of Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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The Shining Girls │ Review

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What keeps 'The Shining Girls' from being just another popular paperback novel on the rack at the airport is the addition of a dash of Stephen King-esque supernatural, and I truly enjoyed the idea of this sci-fi augmentation to what was a decently written thriller.

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The Long War │ Review

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In what is turning out to be a highly successful collaboration between Stephen Baxter and the author of the popular Discworld series, Terry Pratchett, 'The Long War' is an absorbing story that insightfully explores the political, sociological, and theological implications of the Long Earth.

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