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Book Review: How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life

How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life: A Novel, by Mameve Medwed This is a mildly amusing novel about a neurotic woman whose unhappy and humdrum life is turned around by a trip to Antique Roadshows where she finds herself … Continue reading

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Book Review: Atar Gull

Atar Gull, by Fabien Nury and Bruno This is an interesting graphic novel, one that deals thoughtfully with the issue of slavery. Admittedly, this book tells the sort of lurid tale that would be very easily made into an anime … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Weed Agency

The Weed Agency:  A Comic Tale Of Federal Bureaucracy Without Limits, by Jim Geraghty This is the sort of book that I could see being the inspiration for a movie, or perhaps even more hilariously, a sitcom about an obscure … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rider Haggard And The Lost Empire

Rider Haggard And The Lost Empire: A Biography, by Tom Pocock This book has a strange elegiac tone about it, in that it is discussing someone who had a great deal of what might conventionally be considered as success but … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rider Haggard

Ridger Haggard, by Norman Etherington Like many people, I am only familiar with the subject of his book from one of his noted romances, King Solomon’s Mines [1], which I saw as a generally enjoyable adventure story, as well as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Exit West

Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid There are at least a few reasons why this book is not quite as good as it could be. As seems to be a pattern with the author’s books (as someone who has read three … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia

How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia: A Novel, by Mohsin Hamid If this is by no means a bad book, this book is not quite as good as it could be. In reading this book it appears that … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Tall History Of Sugar

A Tall History Of Sugar:  A Novel, by Curdella Forbes This book was not what I wanted or expected–I was hoping for a book that would have some sort of explanation about the nature of sugar in the Jamaican economy … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Penguin Book of Migration Literature

The Penguin Book of Migration Literature, edited by Dohra Ahmad It is fortunate that this book ends up being better than its foreword.  Edwige Danticat, one of the authors whose work is included here, views the subject of migration literature … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Making Of A Marchioness

The Making Of A Marchioness, by Frances Hodgson Burnett This is the sort of work where, if you have any familiarity with romance novels, you know where this is going.  Yet while a simple and basic level of enjoyment of … Continue reading

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