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

Zillow

"Zillow Talk" - What are the New Rules of Real Estate?

recently met with Spencer Rascoff and Stan Humphries of Zillow. They are the authors of Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate, and they also happen to be Chief Economist (Stan) and CEO (Spencer) of the company. The book hit the New York Times bestseller list

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Seehowsmall

"I Wanted to Push This Some" - Scott Blackwood on His Novel "See How Small"

Scott Blackwood's novel See How Small was our spotlight pick for January's Best Books of the Month. The story is built around a real-life, unsolved murder that happened in Austin, Texas, but the book is not a straightforward murder/mystery. Blackwood is an extremely talented, forward-looking writer, and there is no neat bow at the end of See How Small.

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Elliot

Ben Fountain Reviews Elliot Ackerman's "Green on Blue"

A few years ago, Ben Fountain helped to start a phenomenon. His excellent novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk was one of the first novels to explore the war in Iraq through literature. Since then, a drumbeat of great novels about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has followed, many of them written by soldiers from those wars.

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Tyler

Amazon's Best Books of February: Part Two

Last week I covered our first five picks for the Best Books of February. It was a pretty serious top 5, running the gamut between war, kidnapping by a supreme leader, and urban violence, with one Funny Girl thrown in as a change of pace. The remaining picks are, for the most part, a little more plain fun.

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"I've Never Been Happier to Tell You About a Book" - Cynthia Bond's "Ruby"

Oprah Winfrey has done so much to bring books and readers together, but she seems particularly excited about this latest pick. The novel is a debut entitled Ruby, written by Cynthia Bond. Here, Oprah tells Amazon readers why she picked it:

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Sasquatch

A Guest Review of Sharma Shields' "The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac"

Shawn Vestal, winner of the 2014 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, and a writer of formidable talent—see Godforsaken Idaho for proof of this statement—turns his eye toward another author's work in this guest review of The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac by Sharma Shields.

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Doughty

"I couldn’t help wondering, have you ever really…?" by Louise Doughty

Louise Doughty's Apple Tree Yard, which was a Best of the Month pick in January 2014, is a quite steamy thriller/courtroom drama about a 52-year-old woman who begins an affair with a mysterious man whom she meets by chance. Soon both she and the lover are on trial for murder, and our protagonist must explore the events, the actions, and the emotions that brought them to this point.

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Ruby

Oprah Picks Cynthia Bond's Debut "Ruby"

Oprah Winfrey announced her next pick in Oprah's Book Club 2.0 today. It's Ruby, a debut novel by Cynthia Bond, which Oprah describes as "a love story, a ghost story, a story about the legacy of racial injustice and sexual abuse." She continues: "The title character, when we first encounter her, is a once beautiful, now ravaged woman—filthy and barefoot—who wanders the streets of all-black Liberty Township, Texas.

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Michael Connelly Talks About His New Show "Bosch"

Michael Connelly is already a household name. His character Harry Bosch is, too. Last night was the premiere of "Bosch," the new series on Amazon Prime, which stars Titus Welliver as the title character. Now it looks like Connelly, Bosch, and Welliver all are poised to carve out an even bigger place in the public consciousness.

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HarperLee

Big News! Harper Lee Has Another Novel Coming

What would Scout be like as a grown up? We're about to find out. In Lee's own words: “In the mid-1950s, I completed a novel called Go Set a Watchman. It features the character known as Scout as an adult woman and I thought it a pretty decent effort.

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Nightingale

Amazon's Best Books of February: Part One

This is a great month in books, and our top 5 picks of February reflect that. There's good fiction and nonfiction. There's the serious, the funny, and the plain bizarre. Here's a wrap-up of the first half of our Top 10 Best Books of the Month.

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