Chris Schluep
Chris Schluep
Chris spent more than a dozen years editing books in New York before moving west. He reads all the time, but there are certainly worse ways to make a living. Chris lives in Seattle with his wife, his two sons, and a cat named Little. Aside from reading, he enjoys fishing, writing, and cooking.

Recent posts by Chris


The Road Has Always Led West - A List of Contemporary Westerns

For the most part, westerns and western novels are a uniquely American phenomenon. Wild, wide-open spaces are our heritage--as are the intrepid souls who wander into those spaces and try to make a go of it. When we think of...

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The Best Business Books of September

Here are the Business & Leadership picks from our Best Books of September. Read, enjoy, learn, and profit. Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor by Tren Griffin Warren Buffett's much-less-famous partner has become a source of fascination for those with more...

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The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of September

September was a big month for books, and that includes Mysteries, Thrillers & Suspense. There was a new Lisbeth Salander thriller for starters. And a new mystery from Amazon-favorite Louise Penny! See more great books below, and you can check...

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks about Mycroft Holmes

Mycroft Holmes may have a familiar last name, but he doesn't get the kind of instant recognition that his younger brother Sherlock does. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar might be able to help out old Mycroft. A longtime fan of Sherlock Holmes mysteries,...

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2015 Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

The 2015 Man Booker Prize Shortlist was announced today. The UK prize was first awarded in 1969, but this is only the second year that the award has been open to writers of any nationality. It's interesting to note that...

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Examining 9/11 through Fiction

I read a review in The New Yorker yesterday about a book I hadn't known about. The review is by Joshua Rothman, and the book he examines is called In the Shadow of the Towers: Speculative Fiction in a Post-9/11 World.

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Do People in This Country Really Live on $2.00 a Day?

A book that I read recently, one that left a slightly unexpected mark on me, was $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer.

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"The How and Why of A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing" by Eimear McBride

Eimear McBride's debut novel A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing is a book you may have heard about at some point. It won several awards, receiving attention from publications like The New Yorker and The Washington Post along the way....

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Oliver Sacks Dead at 82

Oliver Sacks died in New York today at the age of 82. The cause was melanoma that had spread to his liver. A physician, professor, and best-selling writer, Sacks was a prolific writer with a gift for making science compelling...

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The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of August

It's nearly the end of summer-- take a look at the Editors' picks for the best Mysteries, Thrillers & Suspense novels of August and try to make your summer reading last just a little longer.

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From IndieReader: The List Where Indies Count

The only bestseller list where self-published books are the only ones that matter. Titles are compiled on Sunday for Monday’s post, culled from The New York Times, USA Today and Amazon best seller lists.

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