Consuming Culture: Fiction | An Enticingly Meandering Mystery

Pages about reviews contact Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Fiction | An Enticingly Meandering Mystery Posted by Kari at 4:01 PM | If you’re having trouble choosing what to read next, if you just can’t seem to decide what kind of genre you’re in the mood for, CHOOSE THIS BOOK. Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s The Shadow of […]

Consuming Culture: Fiction | The Quietest Most Eventful Summer

Pages about reviews contact Thursday, April 10, 2014 Fiction | The Quietest Most Eventful Summer Posted by Kari at 8:17 PM | Gail Godwin’s Flora is a quiet book. There’s no climactic plot line, no gut-wrenching relationships, nor any other real dramatic element. However, this is a book filled with tension simmering to the brim, […]

The Five Borough Book Review: Fiction | If Dogs Could Talk

Pages Home About Us The Books Contact Us Thursday, November 21, 2013 Fiction | If Dogs Could Talk On Goodreads, I rated Pete Nelson’s I Thought You Were Dead as a 5-star earner. That five star rating is rare, so I know you’re dying to read why I bestowed such an honor on this book. […]

Consuming Culture: Fiction | Resisting History

Pages about reviews contact Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Fiction | Resisting History Posted by Kari at 4:28 PM | You remember Oliver Stone’s JFK? (I know…who doesn’t? It’s a pop culture icon, also infamous from an episode of Seinfeld.) Well when I first saw that movie, that whole conspiracy thing got me—hook, line, and sinker. […]

Consuming Culture: Review: The fiery furnace of fiction

Pages about reviews contact Sunday, September 13, 2009 Review: The fiery furnace of fiction Posted by Salvatore at 10:12 AM | Flannery O’Connor’s masterful collection of stories A Good Man Is Hard to Find immediately forces you to understand why the author is regarded as a master of short fiction. From the eponymous first tale […]

Consuming Culture: Fiction | Murder and Mayhem in Barcelona

Pages about reviews contact Wednesday, March 6, 2013 Fiction | Murder and Mayhem in Barcelona Posted by Kari at 12:16 PM | Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s The Shadow of the Wind was hands-down one of the best books I read last year, and it wasn’t until I posted about it that I learned there were more […]

Consuming Culture: Fiction | Whatever Happened to the Novaks?

Pages about reviews contact Monday, July 8, 2013 Fiction | Whatever Happened to the Novaks? Posted by Kari at 10:21 AM | Baker Towers by Jennifer Haigh is not a book that eases you into the story. You are thrown into the middle of Novak family history and left to sort through who’s who and […]

Consuming Culture: Fiction | Sun, Surf, and Summer Boys

Pages about reviews contact Monday, June 17, 2013 Fiction | Sun, Surf, and Summer Boys Posted by Kari at 2:52 PM | Jenny Han’s The Summer I Turned Pretty is the first YA book I’ve read since the great Fall of YA 2012, and oh, I thought it was great. This was the perfect book […]

Consuming Culture: Fiction | The Battle Between Faith and Doubt

Pages about reviews contact Friday, April 25, 2014 Fiction | The Battle Between Faith and Doubt Posted by Kari at 2:24 PM | Pop culture just loves to pick on the Mormons. Our cultural oeuvre is full of exaggerated tales of this group that dramatize stereotypes and controversy: Big Love, Sister Wives, David Ebershoff’s bestseller […]