Tag: non-fiction

Review: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Mary Roach’s Stiff offers unique and comforting insight into death’s aftereffects. She examines cadavers and related research via interviews, bizarre trivia, and humor.

Happy 2019!

Happy New Year!
2019 is going to be the Year of Regular Reviews (for real this time)!

Review: Dead Wake – The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

20 Books of Summer 2017: Book 5 I’ve started Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City twice and have yet to finish it. Devil in the White City tackles two stories simultaneously: the 1893 World’s Fair and the grisly murders of Dr. H.H. Holmes. The World’s…

Review: Without You, There Is No Us

I read this book last month and have been putting off the review. Though Suki Kim’s Without You, There Is No Us is a valuable and unique read for its insight into contemporary North Korea, Kim’s presentation is off-putting. Forgive the lack of transitions below;…

Review: “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”

I’m going to keep this short so I don’t mess it up. Everyone needs to read “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”. Richard P. Feynman was an American physicist who is known for a great many intellectual discoveries. In this book, he’s known for his…

Review: In Cold Blood

It’s tempting to review this book as a fictional work and discuss characterizations and plot, but Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood is a rigorous recounting of actual events. It sat on my reading queue for years as I expected a dry list of dates,…

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…