Author: Joey Comeau

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#RIPXIII Reads in Mini-Reviews

September 13, 2018 Uncategorized 12

I have to admit, my RIPXIII reads haven’t been a huge success so far! I’ve only read three – one horror by an author who wrote one of my favorite books and two thrillers – but I’ve not loved any of them. I may read a fourth just to hit my read-a-thon goals, but I’m undecided. Any recommendations for a better read than the ones I’ve found so far would be appreciated 🙂 Read more »

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A Re-Read Review: Malagash

August 16, 2018 Uncategorized 10 ★★★★★

A Re-Read Review: MalagashTitle: Malagash
Author: Joey Comeau
Source: Bought
|Goodreads
Rating:five-stars

Summary: The perfect blend of heartwarming and poignant, beautifully crafted.

I don’t typically re-read books, but it’s something I’ve been considering doing in an attempt to engage more deeply with the books I read. Malagash, which is one of my favorite books ever, was a great choice to start with. It’s short, so it was easy to commit the time to a re-read. It was also easy to go back over sections multiple times during my re-read. It packs a real emotional punch too. It’s the story of a young girl, Sunday, whose father is dying. It’s about grief and family and how her family in particular is coping with grief. Sunday is currently recording as much of her dying father as she can, with plans to encode his words into a computer virus so he can live forever. So, despite being short, there’s a lot here! There were universal themes to think about and delightful particulars that made me laugh and cry. If anything, I loved this book even more a second time around. Read more »

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#FuturisticFriday Review and Giveaway: Malagash

October 7, 2017 Uncategorized 2 ★★★★★

#FuturisticFriday Review and Giveaway: MalagashTitle: Malagash
Author: Joey Comeau
Source: from publisher for review
|Goodreads
Rating:five-stars

Summary: This was a beautiful, unique, emotional story about grief and family.

Sunday’s family is in her father’s hometown of Malagash because her father is dying. But she’s not ready to let him go. She begins recording everything he says, so she can incorporate his words in a computer virus. “A computer virus that will think her father’s thoughts and say her father’s words. She has thousands of lines of code to write. Cryptography to understand. Exploits to test. She doesn’t have time to be sad. Her father is going to live forever” (source) Read more »

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