Book Reviews and Essays

All the following Book Reviews made prior to 2

All the following Book Reviews made prior to 2007 appeared originally in the Franklin Journal
in Kenny Brechner's book review column. The column was weekly from 1999-2001, biweekly from 2002-2005, and occasional thereafter. Beginning in 2007 he began contributing reviews and essays to the Daily Bulldog. Bulldog features will be marked with a DB. Many other of our reviews and features can be found in our newsletter, The Weekly Top 2. Which you can access here at The Weekly Top 2 Archive.

The Year 1999

Lord Dunsany Returns 12-13-99

Dr. Seuss Goes To War, by Theodore Seuss Geisel, 12-6-99

Hunger, by Lan Samantha Chang, 11-30-99

Picture Books for the Holiday Season, 11-23-99

Mr. Phillips, by John Lanchester, 11-16-99

The Sea Thing Child, by Russell Hoban,   11-9-99

Aubrey-Maturin: A balanced consideration,  11-2-99

The Professor and the Madman, by Simon Winchester,  10-22-99

Castle Diary, by Richard Platt,  10-14-99

A Tent in this World,  by William Weaver 10-7-99

The Code Book, by Simon Singh
The Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson 10-1-99

The Big Box, by Toni Morrison
Life's Little Fable, by Patricia Cornwell 9-24-99

The Force of Character, by James Hillman 9-16-99

The Pope's Elephant, by Silvio Bedoni 9-9-99

The Harry Potter Books, by J.K. Rowlings 9-2-99

The Marquise and Pauline, by George Sand 8-26-99

Nefertiti, by Joyce Tildesly
The Creature in the Map, by James Nichols 8-19-99

The Dream and The Tomb, by Robert Payne 8-12-99

The Dragon of Lonely Island, by Rebecca Rudd 8-5-99
Aunt CeeCee,  Aunt Belle, and Mama's Surprise, by Mary Quattlebaum

True at First Light, more or less by Ernest Hemingway
Juneteenth, by Ralph Ellison 7-27-99

Puzzle Adventures 7-20-99

The Snowman, Carolyn Chute 7-13-99

 

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