Leaving the Atocha Station

By: Ben Lerner
Fiction
2011
Subject Matter: Poets; Americans; Spain; Self-realization; Art and literature; Madrid
Rating: 4/5

Leaving the Atocha Station

On the surface, Leaving the Atocha Station is everything I typically hate: it’s a semi-autobiographical novel written by a poet about a whiny poet with self-effacing and self-destructive tendencies. Continue Reading

Letters of a Nation: A Collection of Extraordinary American Letters

Edited by: Andrew Carroll
Nonfiction
1997
Subject Matter: American letters; United States; Civilization
Rating: 5/5

Letters of a Nation

WHAT A BOOK.

Wow.

I am delighted to have had the extreme pleasure of reading Letters of a Nation. Continue Reading

The Woman in Cabin 10

By: Ruth Ware
Fiction
2016
Subject Matter: Women journalists; Cruise ships; Psychological fiction; Suspense; Literary; Suspense fiction; Mystery fiction
Rating: 3/5

The Woman in Cabin 10

We have all seen them: the countless Pinterest lists of “Books You Should Read If You Loved Gone Girl“.

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware is almost always the first one on these lists. Continue Reading

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2017: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

By: Richard N. Bolles
Nonfiction
1970/2017
Rating: 2/5

What Color Is Your Parachute?

Caveat Number One: I am not (technically) looking for a new job.

Caveat Number Two: I would not ever put this much effort into finding one. Continue Reading