Category Archives: Book Review

Book Review: King Leopold’s Ghost by Adam Hochschild

  I don’t demand much from my nonfiction. If you’re teaching me something and can convey it even in a lightly poetic prose then I’m going to love you. Maybe I’m just cheap, maybe I’m just easily impressed by people … Continue reading

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Book Review: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

Half Holocaust chronicle, half psychoanalytical pimping, this book straddles a strange place stuck between delving into the human condition and feeling good like some sort of literary infomercial. Fortunately, what it’s selling isn’t vulgar and is ultimately as ethereal and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Golden House by Salman Rushdie

As a cis-gendered, white male there are certain things it is dangerous to have opinions about. I have privilege and by fielding an opinion I am perceived in some circles to be wielding it like some sort of patriarchal cudgel. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

It’s a weird world and I’m weird man, in a weird place, not unlike the world Atwood writes about here. The way it’s written though, it’s different, strange, lyricless when compared to her other work. There is this self-aware lack … Continue reading

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Book Review: Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein

Heinlein has always struck me as the weakest of The Big Three. His writing isn’t as good, his stories often lacking in any truly big or interesting ideas. He always felt more like a holdover from the adventure magazine days … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Diviners by Libba Bray

At its heart The Diviner’s is an average adventure story with a touch of horror thrown in to keep the reader from feeling too comfortable. It’s got some decent ideas and a few good turns of phrase that keep it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dark Tower by Stephen King (The Dark Tower #7)

This book is strange. It brings the dark tower series to an end but it does so with an awareness that seems to call to King to take and try every possible narrative strangeness he can muster. It was visible … Continue reading

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