Category: Book Review

Review: Complications

This book is fantastic. I keep finding myself working harder than I should to convince others to read it. The full title is “Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science“; it seems that people are wary of reading medical non-fiction for the potential…

Review: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

This book is weird; just a warning. But it’s weird in a clever way, so read it. Perfume is heavy in detail and light in terms of plot points, so here, to minimize spoilers, is the description from the dust jacket: “In the slums…

Review: Room

I’ve been reading a book a day this week to start chipping away at my queue. Room, by Emma Donoghue, was next and there are two things you should know before reading: 1) It is written from the perspective of a five year old;…

Review: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Being a translator isn’t easy—the writer is credited with the good stuff while flaws are blamed on the translator. Many reviews say The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is poorly written or poorly translated. It’s hard to tell which and I’m going to set…