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Concrete Island by J.G. Ballard

★★★☆☆ Speeding home from his London office, thirty-five-year-old Robert Maitland crashes his Jaguar off the highway and onto an empty stretch of land surrounded by speeding traffic. Dazed and wounded from his accident, Maitland...

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Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong

★★☆☆☆ While abandoned orphans fight and starve in Darfur, Rachel Khong offers Goodbye, Vitamin, the story of how her first-world life could actually be a lot better, all the while taking minimal responsibility for...

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Late Essays 2006-2017 by J.M. Coetzee

★★★★★ Book reviews, literary essays and literary criticism all appear to belong under the same heading of “writing about books,” but the difference between these three fields is more nuanced that some may think....

Milk! by Mark Kurlansky 0

Milk! by Mark Kurlansky

★★★★☆ Mark Kurlansky writes that milk is a “10,000-year-old controversy. When you think about it, it was a pretty weird thing to begin with, the idea that we could replace mothers with secretions from...

Picador, 2018. 0

The Answers by Catherine Lacey

★★★★★ Catherine Lacey’s The Answers attempts a Tower of Babel on the subject of love—a recipe for success, yes? Love’s mechanics are fascinating, in part because its inner workings are partially unknowable, the je...

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Motherhood by Sheila Heti

★★★★☆ A facile description of Sheila Heti’s brilliant latest book is that Motherhood is about a female writer in her late thirties who is trying to decide whether to have a child, and what...