DJ Geribo

Author & Artist

Adults Book Reviews

This is where I review books that are meant for adults - that means anyone over the age of 18. Of course, there are those under 18 years old who may find many of these books to their liking, particularly the classics which include most of my favorites. I've been on a mission to read the Pulitzer fiction winners and I think anyone who can understand these books, and many are also required reading in high school, should enjoy these classics. If you have a suggestion for a book you would like to read that you want my review of, I would be happy to assist you.

The Beans of Egypt, Maine

Reading an interview on Carolyn Chute, the author of "The Beans of Egypt, Maine", sent me in search of her novel. I was sure I owned the book but after weeding through my extensive library I realized that I did not own the book and borrowed it from my local library.

It took me awhile to get through the book. But it didn't take long before I knew that not only did I not like the book but I also did not like the characters, I didn't want to know anything about them or to read about their lives. The level of ignorance and squalor as described by Ms Chute, I have no doubt, was based at least partly on factual information as witnessed by Ms. Chute. We writers do, after all, write mostly what we know.

Read more: The Beans of Egypt, Maine

Spy Killer

A master of pulp fiction, L. Ron Hubbard was one of the most prolific writers of his time. A man who also lived many of the stories he told, "Adventure is like art. You have to live it to make it real", Hubbard grew up in the Wild West, traveled the world as a US naval officer, and earned his wings "as a pioneering barnstormer at the dawn of American aviation." A lifetime member of the Explorers Club he "charted North Pacific waters with the first shipboard radio direction finder and held a rare Master Mariner's license to pilot any vessel of any tonnage in any ocean."

Read more: Spy Killer

To Kill a Mockingbird

A novel, a Pulitzer Prize winner, To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic that has lived on for decades and no doubt will continue on its journey.

As irrelevant as it seems to be in some ways in our modern times in others it is equally relevant. Those of us who are educated and against prejudices in any form will recognize the blatant hatred of the good people of Maycomb.

Read more: To Kill a Mockingbird

Crosskill

A new series of books called 'Bookshots" created by James Patterson, "Crosskill" was my 1st James Patterson book.
 
In our overly functioning crazy-busy world, no one has time to read much more than a few columns in a newspaper. And there is a good chance they aren't turning to the 'continued on' page, either. We just don't have enough time for anything so something as short yet complete as a Bookshots novel just may be the new way of the novel.

Read more: Crosskill 

First Love

Before I went to college, I read Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment". This was my first introduction to Russian authors and I was hooked. From here I read Maxim Gorky's three novels, "My Childhood", "My Apprenticeship", and "My Universities" and several other novels by Tolstoy and others. I've always been drawn to the passion inherent in the works of Russian novelists.

Read more: First Love 

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My Books

Seven Storied Houses is now available for ordering!

Author DJ Geribo's latest book - "Seven Storied Houses" - is a collection of short stories that embodies vastly different views of what people consider "Home." Evocative, humorous, and sometimes heart-wrenching, these poignant stories will leave the reader with ample food for thought long after they've put the book down.

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2018 Holiday Shows

If you aren't signed up to receive my quarterly newsletter, you may not have seen the shows I am currently participating in during the Holiday season. So, here they are:

November 03 - Granite State Choral Society -
Holiday Show

9 - 3pm - Rochester Community Ctr, 150 Wakefield St., Rochester, NH

November 23, 24, 25 - Castle in the Clouds   Holiday Show
10 - 4:30pm - 455 Old Mountain Rd., Moultonborough, NH

December 01 - Prospect Mountain High School - Holiday Show
9 - 2pm - 242 Suncook Valley Rd (Rte 28),  Alton, NH

 

All of these shows are free to the public. Come in and do your holiday shopping! Only 63 days until Christmas!!!! Yikes!! Stop by to say "Hi!" and purchase my latest book, or a mini original piece of artwork, or commission me to do an animal portrait. Don't wait until the last minute!