cat daddies, Iran, Serena takes a lover – book reviews for the week

I’ve been away, physically and mentally, for a couple of weeks and I’m struggling a bit to get back into a productive routine. Trenton and I spent five days at an amazing music festival and then, after catching a cold from one of the 55,000 dirty hippies there, I spent the next five days recovering. […]

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The Circle by Dave Eggers tells the improbable story of Mae Holland, a horror-movie victim trapped in a techno-thriller.

liberal arts education fails Mae Holland – book reviews for the week

Just finished The Circle by Dave Eggers As a parable cautioning against the perils of privacy loss in the digital age, The Circle fails miserably. I’m inclined to be generous to Eggers, though, and if you set aside the notion that he has anything prescient or insightful to say about big data, sharing, or online privacy (he […]

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The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson tells the story of the Fangs, and the unpredictable and sometimes traumatic art they create together

very different ways to deal with traumatic family histories – book reviews for the week

Just finished Kindred by Octavia E. Butler Once I settled into the writing style, I really enjoyed this book. It tells the story of Dana, a black woman from the 70s who travels back in time to protect one of her white, slave-owning ancestors. When Dana first travels back to save Rufus, he’s just a boy. Later […]

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