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Into the Water, by Paula Hawkins: Book Review

I tried something new with Into the Water. Given that it seemed as though the publisher was releasing precious few details about the book’s plot before it’s release, and knowing that … Continue reading

August 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, by Arundhati Roy: Book Review

This book shows that Arundhati Roy’s gift for captivating stories has not diminished since The God of Small Things almost twenty years ago. Ministry is a witty, often spellbinding examination … Continue reading

August 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Race in America: The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas: Book Review

A Young Adult book tackling race in America by putting a human face to the Black Lives Matter movement was an audacious idea that gets pulled off rather magnificently by … Continue reading

July 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

All Grown Up, by Jami Attenberg: #BookReview

I had an odd feeling as I began reading this book. The first four or five chapters feel like the plot is constantly trying to start over–the basic premise is … Continue reading

June 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dexter Down Under, by Jeff Lindsay: Book Review

The story of Dexter Morgan, a serial killer who covers his tracks working for Miami PD and who lives by as strict a moral code a serial killer can have, … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Who is the Best Supporting Actress of the 1970s?

The 1970s was a surprisingly weak year for Best Supporting Actress winners but by the time we get into the top five we’ll have some real contenders for the title. … Continue reading

May 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

How the Chief of Staff Shapes the Presidency: The Gatekeepers, by Chris Whipple: Book Review

The success or failure of a presidency largely depends on whether or not the president is able to deliver on the agenda he or she sets upon taking office. Are … Continue reading

April 5, 2017 · Leave a comment