Category: Book Reviews

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren 0

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

★★★★★ As a child, Hope Jahren spent hours in her father’s science laboratory, and from her mother she inherited a love of language. These earliest influences find an auspicious union in Lab Girl, Jahren’s...

The Immortal Irishman by Timothy Egan 0

The Immortal Irishman by Timothy Egan

★★★★☆ Timothy Egan’s The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero is a captivating biography of Thomas Francis Meagher (1823-1867) and his indispensable contributions to Irish-American identity. Meagher’s incredible life is...

The Seven Madmen by Roberto Arlt 0

The Seven Madmen by Roberto Arlt

★★★☆☆ Particularly revered by Julio Cortazar, Roberto Arlt’s The Seven Madmen is a peculiar sort of social commentary. The story opens with the weak-willed Remo Erdosain being accused of stealing 600 pesos from his...

Poems by Ron Rash 0

Poems by Ron Rash

★★★★★ Before Ron Rash was known as a writer of dazzling novels, he was a very highly regarded poet whose work appeared in journals such as the New England Review, Sewanee Review, Carolina Quarterly,...

Man on Fire by Stephen Kelman 0

Man on Fire by Stephen Kelman

★☆☆☆☆ There’s footage out there in the video-streaming digital ether of a British journalist doing a feature on the renowned Indian strongman Bibhuti Nayak. Nayak boasts a higher, enlightened harmony with his body and...