A tumultuous cast of characters clamor through the bardo, the world between life and rebirth (similar to purgatory). We are led on our journey through the netherworld by a caucophany of voices, but primarily by a duo of characters not too dissimilar to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Tying all
Many reviewers have compared Between Wolf and Dog to Finnegan’s Wake, and they have done so with very good reason. This is a work that requires intensive study to penetrate the stream of consciousness through which the actions of the book are divulged. In summarizing the plot all
A brilliant satire, this novel takes place in an unnamed country that bears many similarities with Syria. It follows the story of Fathi, a writer, who has lost favor under his nation’s despotic ruler because he dared speak out contrary to the ruler’s attempts to control the media.
Is It All in Your Head? is filled to the brim with psychosomatic case studies. This book captivated me from the start. It features the heartbreaking and utterly fascinating stories of patients afflicted with terrible illnesses that have no physical cause, only a psychological one. Many of them
In 398 BC, when Ctesias of Cnidus described a creature known as the Indian Ass, he defined a beast known through the rest of time as the unicorn. The Natural History of Unicorns digs deep into the physical characteristics, geographical distribution, and mystical stature of the unicorn. While
This book is set up in small chapters highlighting books that have lessons you can learn. Examples: Stuart Little searching, Bird by Bird feeling sensitive, Odyssey embracing mediocrity. I came away with a curious list of books that I now want to read. I enjoyed his thoughtfulness. Back