Category: Book Review

Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Every now and then I pick up a book just because of how it feels in my hands. Stephen Chbosky’s book is oddly shaped and a slender 213 pages. The cover is a bright, limey green and it fit so nicely in my hand…

Review: Swamplandia!

Swamplandia! is an enviable attempt at a first novel. The New York Times Book Review proclaims: “Vividly worded, exuberant in characterization, the novel is a wild ride…This family, wrestling with their desires and demons…will lodge in the memories of anyone lucky enough to read…

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;…