Archive for the ‘4 Stars’ Category

Book Review: In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

This book is an excellent look at the rise of Hitler and Nazism from the point of view of an outsider

Book Review: Goldfinger by Ian Fleming

The story is, of course, dated and some of it seem downright laughable or cringe worthy if not keeping in mind the attitudes at the times towards women and minorities.

Book Review: The Memory of Things by Gae Polisner

The author wrote a profound book which captures the helplessness against a great tragedy, but also the profound human relationships which can occur from such a tragedy.

Book Review: Congo by David Van Reybrouck

Every time I started to feel some sort of hope between the pages, Mr. Van Reybrouck crushes my beliefs in humanity within a few moments, for the struggle to start again.

Book Review: The Zhivago Affair by Peter Finn and Petra Couvee

The authors go to great length not only to tell a story, but give the reader the historical context in which the events were happening, as well as the social and political climates.

Book Review: Broken Angels by Gemma Liviero

The narrative moves fast and the storytelling is clear

Book Review: Native Believer by Ali Eteraz

M tries to find out what it means to a Muslim, devout or secular, in America

Book Review: The Yanks Are Starving by Glen Craney

The Yanks Are Starving: A Novel of the Bonus Army by Glen Craney is a historical fiction book telling the long forgotten story of the Bonus Army of World War 1 vets and how they were treated.

Book Review: Galerie by Steven Greenberg

The novel explores the Holocaust from an original point of view and does not shy from addressing issues which are easy to gloss over

Book Review: The Mastermind by David Unger

About: The Mastermind by David Unger is a novel about corruption and its toll on Guatemala. Mr. Unger, Guatemalan, writes in English but was still awarded Guatemala’s Miguel Ángel Asturias National Prize in Literature for lifetime achievement in 2014. 320 pages Publisher: Akashic Books (March 14, 2016) ASIN: B01C6D0KFS My rat­ing for The Mastermind — 4 Buy […]

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