LitStack Recs: The End of All Things & The Death of the Heart

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The End of All Things, by John Scalzi Full disclosure:  I adore John Scalzi. I enjoy his writing, which I find adroit and entertaining. As a social media persona, I find him quick witted and refreshingly candid. As a person, I find him lovable and genuine. So it probably is not surprising that I devoured [….]

LitStack Recs: The Death of the Heart & God’s War

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The Death of the Heart, by Elizabeth Bowen Even though it’s spring, there may be snow and frigid temperatures outside your window, and in Elizabeth Bowen’s 1938 novel, there’s likewise cold temperatures, of the emotional sort: “That morning’s ice, no more than a brittle film, had cracked and was now floating in segments. These tapped [….]

LitStack Recs: The Death of the Heart & The Story of Ferdinand the Bull

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The Death of the Heart, by Elizabeth Bowen Dig out your angora muffler and your ski gloves, because the temperature is about to drop. On the page, anyway. Here’s the opening of Elizabeth Bowen’s 1938 novel:   That morning’s ice, no more than a brittle film, had cracked and was now floating in segments. These tapped [….]