BookieMonster’s Unappreciated Classics: Mog the Forgetful Cat

Continuing my tradition of appreciated unappreciated classics, this story on The Bookseller about the 40th anniversary and re-release of Mog the Forgetful Cat by Judith Kerr prompted me to reminisce happily about how much I adored this picture book when I was a kid. Perhaps this is where my love of silly looking cats began. […]

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BookieMonster’s Unappreciated Classics: Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald

Now this is not the most Literary (with a capital L) work. It was an Oprah’s Book Club selection, but truly, don’t hold that against it. It’s a damn hot mess – stuffed with most every dysfunction you can think of. It’s set on Cape Breton Island. It covers World War 1, the Spanish Influenza, […]

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BookieMonster’s Unappreciated Classics: The Known World by Edward P. Jones

So way back in… oh my… July I reviewed March by Geraldine Brooks and suggested a better read would be The Known World by Edward Jones and that I would do an Unappreciated Classics post on the title … aaaand here we are. Only, much like The Road, it turns out The Known World is perhaps […]

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BookieMonster’s Unappreciated Classics : The Road by Cormac McCarthy

So if you want to be pedantic (and I’m sure you will) this isn’t really an unappreciated classic. It’s quite appreciated in fact, to the point of making a movie of it that’s coming out rather soon (with Viggo. Mmmmm, Viggo). But it’s still a classic and this is my blog, so basically pfft. The […]

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BookieMonster’s Unappreciated Classics No. 10: The Boy Who Kicked Pigs by Tom Baker

You know how sometimes you find a small treasure, a very little thing that no one else in the world seems to know about and you think how is it that I’ve never heard of this and any minute now everyone’s going to be telling me how they’ve heard of this and how cool it […]

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BookieMonster’s Unappreciated Classics No. 9: Number9Dream by David Mitchell

Disclaimer: The no. 9 coincidence was just that! Description: In outward form, Number9Dream is a Dickensian coming-of-age journey: Young dreamer Eiji Miyake, from remote rural Japan, thrust out on his own by his sister’s death and his mother’s breakdown, comes to Tokyo in pursuit of the father who abandoned him. Stumbling around this strange, awesome […]

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