Sing, Unburied, Sing: National Book Award Winner is Deserving of All the Hype

Racism, mass incarceration and poverty are less threaded through the book, than the foundations that the book stands on. Ward writes around and about these social ills without being contrived, pulling them up from the ruts these themes regularly fall into by tying them to her unforgettable characters. Continue reading Sing, Unburied, Sing: National Book Award Winner is Deserving of All the Hype

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An Evening with Legends

Despite, but more likely because of, Bernstein and Woodward’s decades in the industry they weren’t tired or dated, but they have one nostalgic eye on the past as they follow tweets, scroll social media, and critique 24-hour news panels, which they themselves frequent. However, the recognition of a need for change and improvement was present behind everything they said. Continue reading An Evening with Legends

Fire and Fury: Compelling, Anecdotal, Ubiquitous and In Need of Editing

In what is now being referred to as “the book,” Michael Wolff lifts the curtain to show a gauzy, gossipy reality of Trump’s White House. I read this book as imagine some watch Real Housewives, like a guilty pleasure, but the relevance of this book in this political moment can’t be overstated. Continue reading Fire and Fury: Compelling, Anecdotal, Ubiquitous and In Need of Editing

Exit West: Young Relationship Develops Amidst an Earth-wide Migration Crisis Created by Magical Doors

A treasure like “Exit West” can’t be described in terms of plot alone. Hamid’s writing, though not simple, is invisible and reads without effort, seamlessly blending the characters’ thinking into the life of the sentences. Continue reading Exit West: Young Relationship Develops Amidst an Earth-wide Migration Crisis Created by Magical Doors