Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

April 5th, 2017|Categories: Book Review, Mike|Tags: , |

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

Between Dog and Wolf by Sasha Sokolov

April 5th, 2017|Categories: Book Review, Mike|Tags: , |

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

The Silence and the Roar by Nihad Sirees

March 28th, 2017|Categories: Book Review, Mike|Tags: , |

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.

Books for Living by Will Schwalbe

March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Book Review, Tammy|Tags: , |

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