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 2001

One Door Away From Heaven, by Dean Koontz, 12-30-01

The Crossing, by Philip Booth, 12-15-01

Perdido Street Station, by China Mieville, 11-30-01

Harry Potter and the Silver Screen, 11-16-01

Our Rodents Ourselves, 11-02-01

The Broken Hearth, by William Bennett, 10-19-01

The Wisdom of Menopause, by Dr. Christiane Northrup, 10-04-01

Three Magnificent Adventures For Children, 09-18-01

A Murder, A Mystery, and A Marriage by Mark Twain, 09-04-01

The Worst Journey in the World, by Apsley Cherry Garrard, 08-20-01

Two Local Cookbooks Considered, 08-05-01

Arabian Sands, by Wilfred Thesiger, 07-25-01

Essential Brakhage, by Stan Brakhage, 07-11-01

Andrew Jackson & His Indian Wars, by Richard Remini, 07-06-01

Facing the Wind, by Julie Salamon, 06-28-01

X Presidents & Truer Than True Romance, 06-21-01

Baloney, Pigs and Kittens, 06-15-01

Lying About Hitler, by Richard Evans, 
& The Holocaust on Trial, by DD Guttenplan, 06-08-01

Artemis Fowl, by Eoin Colfer, 05-20-01

Brimstone Journals, Ron Koertge, 05-13-01

Wit, by Margaret Edson, 05-08-01

Felix Feels Better, By Rosemary Wells, 04-28-01

River Town: Two Years on the Yangtzee, by Peter Hessler, 04-20-01

Double Fold, by Nicholson Baker, 04-05-01

Praise For The Feckless Narrator, reviewed by Kenny Brechner, 03-28-01

Johnson's Kingdom, by Edward Kallop, 03-13-01

Chapter Books, 03-05-01

Quidditch Through The Ages & Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
By J.K. Rowling, 02-27-01

The Weird and Tragic Shores, by Chauncey Loomis, 02-13-01

Island of the Aunts, by Eva Ibbotson, 02-06-01

Ex Libris, by Anne Fadiman, 01-30-01

The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook, by Beth Hensberger, 01-23-01

Praise Is Lavished On New Children's Books, 01-18-01

She Took To The Woods, by Alice Arlen, 01-11-01

Fly Rod Crosby: The Woman Who Marketed Maine, by Julia Hunter, 01-04-01

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