The Blinds is a remote, isolated, rural Texas town that is home to both violent criminals and witnesses to violent crimes who are part of a unique scientific experiment in which the parts of their memories related to the crimes they either perpetrated or witnessed are erased. They are supposed to live the remainder of their lives in peaceful isolation, but it all goes wrong in a spectacular and captivating fashion.
They came from the sea like monsters! This historical epic is about how England nearly vanished due to the conquest of Viking Danes. The protagonist of this tale is Uthred, an English nobleman’s son, who is captured and raised by Danes when his father is killed in battle. We see Uthred become a warrior who must choose a side. His English blood makes him too English for the Danes, and his behavior and appearance are too Danish for the English. Which side will he join?
This was probably my favorite book in middle and high school. It is a spin on the classic Romeo and Juliet story, but it places the forbidden couple in a '90s urban city. Not only are family and friends against their relationship, but there is also the threat of a gang that does not want the two together.
This book is for people who enjoy dark comedies. It's a compilation of short stories that, for some, seem partially autobiographical. While others are clearly fiction, you still feel like the story may have possibly happened.