This month in the mine shaft: September


  • This Is an Uprising by Mark Engler, Paul Engler ★★★★★
  • Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela ★★★★☆
  • Omega Rising by Jessica Meats ★★★☆☆
  • Blank Spaces by Cass Lennox ★★★☆☆
  • If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? by Alan Alda ★★☆☆☆
  • The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde  ★☆☆☆☆






Onward to October! What’s on your to-read list?

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7 thoughts on “This month in the mine shaft: September

    • I thought each standalone scene was fun and interesting, but all together, it was oddly disjointed and didn’t really mesh well. (Also the weird romantic subplot felt 100% off.)

      Overall, I feel like I would LOVE this as a movie or show adaptation (a la Ocean’s Eleven), but it didn’t click for me as a book.

      What did you think of it?

      • I’m so glad you said that. I felt like it was trying to do waaaay too much in one book. I know he released a second one but…meh

        As a short series (like Black Mirror or something) it would be a masterpiece.

        • YES. Each character and backstory was clever and cool, and I would totally want to know more about the angels and demons and all the other character, but together I ended up coming to the end of each chapter and thinking, “How is there still 75% of the book left?”

          (Also, oddly enough, this book reminded me of Artemis Fowl. Is it just me?)

    • It’s a reread – the movie coming out reminded me that I remember loving the book…and literally nothing about the actual story! I first read it in middle school forever ago.

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