All posts tagged "book review"

  • Entertainment
    CultureMob Hot List – The Best Novels of 2011

    It’s that time of year when every publication on the planet releases their Best Books list, and...

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    Review: ‘Habibi’ by Craig Thompson

    When most people think of graphic novels they picture heroes in spandex, and supervillains with dastardly plans...

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    Review: ‘The Financial Lives of the Poets’ by Jess Walter

    How much more interesting would financial news be if it was presented in the form of poetry?   Would we be more likely to follow the highs and lows of our nations financial stability if our journalists took a more artistic approach. Example: Higher than expected orders and a reversal of its...

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    Review: ‘Zone One’ by Colson Whitehead

    Much has already been made of Colson Whitehead‘s decision to dip his literary toe into the zombie-infested...

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    Review: ‘When She Woke’ by Hillary Jordan

    The literary comparisons are clear almost as soon as you open Hillary Jordan‘s When She Woke, and...

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    Review: ‘There But For The’ by Ali Smith

    Some writers can spin great stories, keep you entangled in every twist of the plot, bring tears...

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    Are the Neighbors Really Watching?

    I first became a fan of author Debra Ginsberg when I read Waiting: The True Confessions of a Waitress. So I jumped at the chance to read her other book, The Neighbors Are Watching. The last line of the prologue is what hooked me; it actually gave me chills. The Neighbors Are...

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    Review: I Came Out For This? by Lisa Gitlin

    Lisa Gitlin’s first book, which is dubiously called a novel, is written like a diary and follows the escapades of a love-sick lesbian who “was too stupid to come out until was forty-five years old.” The book begins with the narrator moving to DC to follow her first love, Terri — everyone tells...

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    Review: Ayelet Waldman’s ‘Red Hook Road’

    Ayelet Waldman\’s follow-up novel to Love and Other Impossible Pursuits explores the ways in which two families...