Category: Book Reviews

Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi 0

Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi

★★★☆☆ Translated from the Arabic, Ahmed Saadawi’s Frankenstein in Baghdad updates a classic from the literary canon into a devastating, modern-day political allegory. In an attempt to give a rightful burial to the countless...

Built by Roma Agrawal 0

Built by Roma Agrawal

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The wind blows, the ground shakes, and your home remains standing whether it is stick-built or a skyscraper of steel and concrete. There are specific reasons why this is...

A Good Idea by Cristina Moracho 0

A Good Idea by Cristina Moracho

★★☆☆☆ After graduating high school, Finley leaves her mom in NYC to visit her dad in Maine for the summer. But as Cristina Moracho shows in A Good Idea, everything has changed since Finley’s...

Phone by Will Self 0

Phone by Will Self

★★★★☆ In 2012, Will Self published Umbrella, an under-read masterwork of Joycean proportions that was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Umbrella reads as if Self found a loose thread in the conceptual stitching of...