By: Ben Lerner
Subject Matter: Poets; Americans; Spain; Self-realization; Art and literature; Madrid
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
At my office, there’s an awful lot of podcasting. Meaning, I listen to an awful lot of podcasts at work. Continue Reading
By: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Have you heard of The Shadow of the Wind? Continue Reading
By: Franz Kafka
Here’s where I admit that – English major though I may be – I have never before read anything by Kafka and am not even entirely certain what the adjective Kafkaesque means. Continue Reading
Edited by: Andrew Carroll
Subject Matter: American letters; United States; Civilization
WHAT A BOOK.
I am delighted to have had the extreme pleasure of reading Letters of a Nation. Continue Reading
By: Nicholas Sparks
Anybody heard of Nicholas Sparks?
Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.
We all have. (If you’re not sure, just think The Notebook.) Continue Reading
By: John Marsden
Have you heard of Tomorrow, When the War Began?
I hadn’t. Continue Reading
By: Ruth Ware
Subject Matter: Women journalists; Cruise ships; Psychological fiction; Suspense; Literary; Suspense fiction; Mystery fiction
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
By: Richard N. Bolles
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