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reviewed: The Almost Nearly Perfect People by Michael Booth
This is basically the world’s longest magazine article. I kept reading because the author had a great idea for a book: we in ...
The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia - Michael Booth
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December 2018
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reviewed: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
I enjoyed this book. It’s quick, relatively light compared to a lot of my reading, and shows a lot of compassion towards a wi...
Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng
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reviewed: There There by Tommy Orange
Books about communities seldom portrayed in media have an undeniable cultural value aside from their literary value. This boo...
There There - Tommy Orange
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reviewed: Howard End by E.M. Forster
These days I often find myself appreciating classics more than contemporary fiction – but not all classics; there are still b...
Howards End - E.M. Forster
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reviewed: The Return of the Water Spirit by Pepetela
This is a brief novella that takes aim at the hypocrisy and arrogance of Angola’s ruling classes. The political situation is ...
The Return of the Water Spirit - Pepetela
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Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin,...
reviewed: Tales from a Greek Island by Alexandros Papadiamantis
This collection of 12 short stories was written by an author apparently renowned in his native country of Greece, though not ...
Tales from a Greek Island - Alexandros Papadiamantis, Elizabeth Constantinides, Alexandros Papadiamantes
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Friday I went to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology to hear a lecture about what you can learn about dinosaur physiolog...
reviewed: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
This is one of those books that I enjoyed fairly well, but don’t have many good things to say about. It’s the story of three ...
Pachinko - Min Jin Lee