Friday, June 18, 2010

May Haiku Book Reviews

In which I attempt to summarize an entire book in 17 unmetered syllables.

Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer

A young pilgrim,
starves foolishly and alone,
under silent stars.

A Slight Trick of the Mind, by Mitch Cullen (audiobook)

Aged Sherlock Holmes:
mind and memories fading,
reflects on his life.

The Hermit of Eyton Forest, by Ellis Peters (audiobook)

Brother Cadfael,
Murder and intrigue, the young
lovers are absolved.

PuppyPerfect: The User-Friendly Guide to Puppy Parenting, by Sarah Hodgson

A simple primer
for we who forget the work
of getting dogs right.

Babbitt, by Sinclair Lewis (audiobook)

A scathingly fun
satire on America's
staid conformity.

A Murder at the Vicarage, by Agatha Christie

Miss Marple's debut,
reveals small-town politics
deadly, pre-Blue Velvet

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