Book Reviews and Essays

All the following Book Reviews made prior to 2007 appeared originally in the Franklin Journal
in Kenny Brechner's book review column. The column was weekly from 1999-2001, biweekly from 2002-2005, and occasional thereafter. Beginning in 2007 he began contributing reviews and essays to the Daily Bulldog. Bulldog features will be marked with a DB. Many other of our reviews and features can be found in our newsletter, The Weekly Top 2. Which you can access here at The Weekly Top 2 Archive.

The Year 2000

Fire Bringer, by David Clement-Davies, 12-27-00

The Serpent Slayer, by Katrin Tchana, 12-20-00

The Innocents Abroad, by Mark Twain, 12-13-00

Three Years Before The Braves Left Boston,  by John Judson, 12-06-00

Separations, by Massimo Bontempelli, 11-22-00

Lone Wolf and Cub, By Koike and Kojima, 11-15-00

The Prize of All Oceans, by Glyn Williams,  11-8-00

The Amber Spyglass, By Philip Pullman, 11-1-00

Halloween Suggestions, 10-25-00

A Day's Work Part II, By W.H. Bunting, 10-18-00

Fall Children's Book Selections, 10-11-00

The Way Forward Is With A Broken Heart, By Alice Walker, 10-04-00

Round Trip To Deadsville, By Tim Matson, 09-27-00

Freddy The Pig, By Walter R. Brooks, 09-20-00

The Black Flower and Sarah Canary, 09-13-00

Two Books Totally Worth Reading, 09-04-00

The Little Locksmith, by Katherine Butler Hathaway, 08-27-00

The Chronicles of the Frigate Macedonian, by James Tertius De Kay, 08-20-00

Judging A Book By Its Title, 08-13-00

The Rabbi Small Mysteries, by Harry Kemelman, 08-06-00

Suitable Attire for Fantasy's Early Masters, 07-31-00

How to Read and Why, by Harold Bloom 07-24-00

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,  by J.K. Rowlings 07-17-00

Carrie Stevens: Maker of Rangely Favorite Trout and Salmon Flies, 07-10-00

The Delivery of Harry Potter IV, 06-31-00

Agincourt, by Cristopher Hibbert, 06-17-00

The Secret of Platform 13, by Eva Ibbotsen, 06-10-00

Watching A River Freeze, by Elizabeth Elder, 06-03-00

The Crusades Through Arab Eyes, by Amin Maalouf, 05-27-00

Rules of the Road & Hope Was Here, by Joan Bauer, 05-20-00

The Chinese Garden, by Rosemary Manning, 05-13-00

Three New Maine Guide Books, 05-06-00

The Genesis of Justice, by Alan Dershowitz 04-28-00

His Dark Materials, by Philip Pullman 04-21-00

Sagas of the Icelanders 04-14-00

As Nature Made Him, by John Colaptino 04-01-00

In America, by Susan Sontag 03-24-00

A Series of Unfortunate Events, by Lemony Snicket 03-17-00

Not Proven, by Woody Hanstein 03-10-00

Jem (And Sam), by Ferdinand Mount 02-18-00

Malpertuis, by Jean Ray 02-09-00

Three Men in a Boat, by Jerome K. Jerome 02-02-00

Royal Survivor: The Life of Charles II, by Stephen Coote 01-28-00

Ahab's Wife or, The Star Gazer, by Sena Jeter Naslund 01-24-00

Jeremy: The Tale of an Honest Bunny 1-17-00

Love Always, Patsy Cline 1-13-00

Parting Company: Understanding the Loss of a Loved One &
 Surgery: A Patient's Guide From Recovery to Diagnosis 1-10-00

Amsterdam, by Ian McEwan 1-5-00

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