Matt is a young professional earning his Master's Degree in English Education from Buffalo State College. He enjoys mostly works of fiction and the way that the imagined can help us to shape our conception of the real. He is embarking on a quest to read once piece of literature from every country in the world (Master's literature classes have made it a slow start). Born and raised in Buffalo, NY.
LGBTQ, Heartbreak/Love-story, Literary-minded
Greer introduces us to Arthur Less, failed author and ex-lover of a well known poetic genius; who decides to go on a bizarre European tour rather than attend his longtime lover’s wedding to another man. With this premise Greer paints a sad-yet-hysterical picture of a man bumbling through his middle-years. In this series of vignettes (based on each place visited by Arthur), Greer weaves a comedic, yet profound tale of self-discovery through escape.
Introspective, African-American, Religious Themes
James Baldwin’s semi-autobiographical debut novel about growing up in the African-American evangelical community in NYC. The plot takes place over the period of one night, as all the characters pray fervently and meditate on their past and future troubles. Forces the reader to reflect on one’s own history and whether or not a person can be forgiven. Highly recommended for an intense and reflective experience.
High Fantasy, Political Intregue, Action/Adventure
Sanderson’s debut novel that has his classic slow-burn of political intregue and magical-anthropological investigation, culminating in an intense and expertly depicted action-sequence. Sanderson’s stories are lengthy, but always worth the effort to delve into his vibrant and origional worlds.
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High Fantasy, Action / Adventure, Epic
The first entry of what Sanderson refers to as his "magnum opus". Each character is nuanced and develops with breathtaking realism as their story is told. The land of Roshar is a unique and exciting fantasy landscape that is home to many peoples and their unique cultures -- The Way of Kings is a true masterpiece of fantasy world-building. Join Kaladin, Shallan, and Dalinar as they face the Desolation that is rapidly approaching. With battles both intimate and grand, this is a series not to be missed by lovers of fantasy!