O.M.G.: What are you waiting for? Go out and buy this book now! Superb: It's wonderful, but you can wait for a coupon. Give it a try: It's good, but I would wait for paperback. Meh: It will be in the library eventually. Naahhhhhhhhh!!!: Do I really need to explain?
After all of the romance themed novels, it's time for a little history. The Bonus by Georgia Lowe is a fictionalized account of Depression-era war veterans marching toward Washington, D.C. They converge on the nation's capital to demand payment on bonuses they earned during World War I. The government wants to withhold payment. Who knew such a thing happened? I never hear of the Bonus bill until a few weeks ago. I think the cover gives a good sense of the situation. A group of men banding together. It seems very relevant now. They are many who feel present-day soldiers aren't treated fairly.
Every now and then I have to step outside my comfort zone. I read a steady diet of chick lit, YA, literary fiction and memoirs. I'm not sure where There is no Year by Blake Butler fits. I'm about 30 pages in, and I'm intrigued. So far the characters have no names. It's like they're living in a post-apocalyptic world. Nothing is what it seems. They could be anybody. Maybe that's why the cover is so bland. The cover gives no indication as to what the book is about. So far there is no real plot. The chapters are very short. I don't know what is really going on, but I want to. Stay tuned!!
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