Tag Archives: Books
“I should have known that Ender’s Game was not for me. I love science fiction, but sci fi authors aren’t exactly known for passing the Bechdel test.” How badly does Shae Ramsey hate this film?
“Existentialism, like mononucleosis, is a wasting disease that afflicts college students across America almost as soon as they unpack their laptops and iPod docking stations.” Con Chapman has the cure.
“The chief method, however, by which publishers try to ensure they make a profit by selling e-books to libraries is through price. The pricing on popular e-books to libraries is frequently exorbitant.” Margaret Sessa-Hawkins wonders what’s next.
“Masters of Atlantis is a kind of masterpiece. With a plot just complicated enough to maintain pace, and a deadpan delivery sure to make you laugh, Charles Portis might just be the best writer that you’ve never read.” So claims Damon Elliott Jordon.
“In a world perpetually at war, Tony Macaulay spent much of his career working in peace-building contexts in his home country and around the globe.” Chris Schumerth interviews the Northern Irish author.
“Sure, here I was, set to be the guy in the window, so I somewhat mistakenly thought I’d become some kind of tourist attraction. I mentally prepared myself to deal with passersby tapping on the glass, pointing, taking pictures, or waking me up at 3 a.m.”
“It is readily apparent that Newman is recounting an ultimately circuitous inner journey by traversing the globe.” Lauren Jonik reviews Leigh Newman’s memoir.
“In the dark forest of crime and thriller fiction, Night Film is an anomalous addition, an unexpected clearing amongst a crowded crush of trees, both belonging to and standing out from the forest around it.” A review by Molly Geipel.
“I know I’m supposed to give you a list of fun, trashy books that you can read at the beach at the start of the summer, so you can cover them with sun tan oil as you laze around at your family’s cabin.” Jen Bingham has other plans.