Apathy and Other Small Victories

Apathy and Other Small Victories follows Shane, an aimless twenty eight year old wanderer.  When he’s not in bed with his landlord’s wife, he spends his time sleeping in the handicap stall of the insurance company he’s temping for.  Well, that and stealing salt shakers from diners. Shane gets caught up in a murder investigation…

Fight Club 2

Fight Club 2 picks up ten years after the events of the original novel.  Marla and the narrator – now going by Sebastian – have started a family.  Nowadays, the aforementioned Sebastian is heavily medicated due to the events of the first book.  However, in need of a “good lay”, Marla begins switching up her…

A Time to Scatter Stones

Through his wife Elaine, Matt Scudder is introduced to a young woman being stalked and threatened by a former client of hers.  Without a name or photo to go on, can Matt track him down and scare him off? Having believed to be done with Scudder, Block surprised us all when he announced a new…

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas

Following a heated exchange with his heirs, the patriarch of the Lee family is found murdered. The door to the room in which his body was discovered had been locked from the inside and the windows had not been moved. So, who did it? Through a series of interviews, Hercule Poirot and a crew of…

I’m Thinking of Ending Things

The narrator and her boyfriend Jake are embarking on a trip to Jake’s parents’ farmhouse during a snowstorm.  Along the way, the narrator tells the story of her relationship with Jake, how they met and their time together up to this point – a point where she’s thinking of ending things between them. I’m Thinking…

Elevation

With each passing day, Scott Carey weighs less and less, however, he continues to retain mass.  What will happen if he hits zero?  That’s not Scott’s only problem, either.   A young lesbian couple next door walk their dogs every day in front of Scott’s home only to have the dogs relieve themselves on Carey’s front…

Still Life

Over Thanksgiving weekend in the small Quebec Township of Three Pines, the body of a beloved resident is found lying amongst the leaves in the forest.  Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec is called in to investigate what appears to be a murder.  Can this picturesque town and close-knit community survive a…