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Picador, 2017. 0

South Pole Station by Ashley Shelby

★★★★★ South Pole Station’s July 4th release date is counterintuitive in its timeliness—Ashley Shelby’s novel of a painter’s sojourn at an isolated Antarctic outpost offers excellent escapism for these humid summer months. By glancing...

Modern Gods by Nick Laird 0

Modern Gods by Nick Laird

★★☆☆☆ It’s surprising that the opening of Modern Gods wasn’t rewritten: two masked men open fire in a local bar while a band is playing, spraying the crowd with bullets from an AK-47. Somehow...

Bloomsbury, 2017 0

4th Rock from the Sun by Nicky Jenner

★★☆☆☆ Nicky Jenner presents Mars as the planetary neighbor that has most deeply captured the imagination of scientific and artistic communities throughout the eras. Unfortunately, her book 4th Rock from the Sun: The Story...

House of Names by Colm Toibin 0

House of Names by Colm Toibin

★★★★☆ A sick proposal from the Gods: in order for the winds to favorably carry Agamemnon’s ships to battle, he must sacrifice his eldest daughter Iphegenia. Blinded by the prospects of glory, Agamemnon heeds...