Leaving the Atocha Station

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

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values

By: Robert M. Pirsig Sequel: Lila: An Inquiry into Morals 1974 Fiction Rating: 3/5 The first important consideration to realize when reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: this book is a work of philosophical fiction. It’s not supposed… Continue Reading