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JesseLiberty

JesseLiberty@ramblingreaders.org

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Mobile Software programmer, author, writer, father, husband. Complete bio at jesseliberty.com/bio and complete list of social media at jesseliberty.com/find-me

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Cormac McCarthy: Stella Maris (2022, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) 4 stars

Review of 'Stella Maris' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

A tour de force written entirely as a dialog between a psychiatrist and a brilliant if suicidal and possibly schizophrenic patient. This, part 2 of the Passenger two-part series, far outshines part 1, and in fact can be read without reading The Passenger.

The Libro rendering is terrific, using both a male and a female reader to make the dialog move smoothly and without confusion. It is like listening to a brilliant, erudite, intelligent, and persuasive play.

Highly recommended.

Ben Lerner: 10:04 (Hardcover, 2014, Farrar, Straus and Giroux) 5 stars

"A beautiful and utterly original novel about making art, love, and children during the twilight …

Review of '10:04' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Lyrical, elegiac, beautifully written, thoroughly engaging. It ends too fast, I wanted more.

This is the 2nd of his books that I've read, after The Topeka School, and I'm on to his third. Wonderful writer.

Cormac McCarthy: The Passenger (Hardcover, 2022, Knopf) 4 stars

Nominee for Best Historical Fiction (2022) 1980, PASS CHRISTIAN, MISSISSIPPI: It is three in the …

Review of 'The Passenger' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Cormac McCarthy is one of our great writers, no doubt. The Road was a masterpiece. This one is very very good, but not, in my eyes, amazing (which is what it takes for me to give 5 stars). He has an incredible ear for dialog, and I'm very much looking forward to the second book in this series.

Maybe I missed it, but he sets up a mystery (or a couple) and never resolves them. Again, might be in the second book.

The reader for Audible is very good.