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Review: Gay’s Hunger A Memoir of (My) Body

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Roxanne Gay A gut punch, a wake up call, a deeply effecting book about race, sexual assault, food, immigration, class, writing, love and America. Really a must read. I’m someone who cares deeply about … Continue reading

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Review: Ward’s Salvage the Bones

Salvage the Bones Jesmyn Ward Stunning prose. A look into a world (rural, black, deep south) that is not often depicted in literature. Really, really good. Salvage the Bones tells the story of a young girl and her family and … Continue reading

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Jemisin’s The Obelisk Gate

The Obelisk Gate N.K. Jemisin This is the follow up to Jemisin’s incredible, mind blowing, the Fifth Season and its good. Very good, even. Jemisin’s prose is top rate, and the story churns forward revealing more about our characters and … Continue reading

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Nicolson’s Why Homer Matters

Why Homer Matters: A History Adam Nicolson This one hit all my sweet spots. A book about Homer that is part travelogue / memoir, part meditation on deep engagement with a text, and part ancient history primer. A must read … Continue reading

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Review: Armstrong’s Buddha

Buddha Karen Armstrong A simple, stupid, introduction to Buddhism perfect for someone like me who knows less than nothing about one of the world’s most important philosophical systems / religions. What it has: a concise overview of the life of … Continue reading

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Review: Lanier’s You Are Not A Gadget

You Are Not A Gadget: A Manifesto Jaron Lanier Lock-in is apparently a concept well known among engineers, but I was unfamiliar with it until this book. It’s worth thinking about. Basically, the concept is that in large complex systems, … Continue reading

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Review: LaValle’s The Changeling

A book that starts out as a heartwarming tale of parenthood, turns real dark, real fast, and ends up a surreal exploration of a world of monsters, cults, and heartbroken parents in New York City. Kinda about parenthood, kinda about … Continue reading

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