Consuming Culture: Review: Asymmetrical

Pages about reviews contact Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Review: Asymmetrical Posted by Kari at 7:00 AM | Audrey Niffenegger’s Her Fearful Symmetry has probably been my most looked-forward-to book of the year. I (like everyone else) loved The Time Traveler’s Wife. What I liked about it: the love story, the supernatural, the fact that you […]

Consuming Culture: Review: Murder in the ‘Burbs

Pages about reviews contact Thursday, April 23, 2009 Review: Murder in the ‘Burbs Posted by Kari at 10:46 AM | When I read Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner a few months ago, I had needed a nice, fun read after a horrible book I’d just read. This pretty much hit the spot. It has all […]

The Five Borough Book Review: August 2012

Pages Home About Us The Books Contact Us Thursday, August 23, 2012 Fiction | Rosamunde Pilcher Is Beach Reading At Its Finest Last summer when I was on vacation, I read Rosamunde Pilcher’s Coming Home. The cover really looks like it’s a romance novel, but I assure you that it is not! Not that I […]

Consuming Culture: Review: In the Epping Forest

Pages about reviews contact Tuesday, November 17, 2009 Review: In the Epping Forest Posted by Salvatore at 8:33 AM | I had Adam Foulds’s The Quickening Maze imported shortly after it was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize this year. Foulds’s book is the only one that hasn’t found an American publisher yet (to my knowledge). […]

The Five Borough Book Review: February 2010

Pages Home About Us The Books Contact Us Friday, February 26, 2010 A Brief Conversation on EATING ANIMALS I read Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals a few months ago, but I was unable to put my thoughts into a coherent review. Foer and the topic of his book were things I’ve argued many times before […]

The Five Borough Book Review: April 2013

Pages Home About Us The Books Contact Us Thursday, April 18, 2013 Book Tour: The Mermaid of Brooklyn If I was planning on having children anytime in the near future (disclaimer: I am not), Amy Shearn’s The Mermaid of Brooklyn would make me seriously rethink that decision. And, actually, is making me reconsider having children […]

The Five Borough Book Review: February 2011

Pages Home About Us The Books Contact Us Tuesday, February 22, 2011 What is the internet?? The February pick for the Idlewild bookclub was Tom Rachman’s best-seller, The Imperfectionists—a welcome change of pace from last month’s philosophical textbook. This was an interesting book club choice. At first, I didn’t think there would be much to […]

Consuming Culture: Review: In Soviet Russia, joke ruins YOU!

Pages about reviews contact Tuesday, August 25, 2009 Review: In Soviet Russia, joke ruins YOU! Posted by Salvatore at 9:02 AM | Moscow, 1939 – Stalinist Russia. There’s no such thing as free speech any longer. In schools people are afraid of teaching Chekhov and Tolstoy because they’re not politically aware enough. They don’t emphasize […]

Consuming Culture: Review: A Pondering on Existentialism

Pages about reviews contact Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Review: A Pondering on Existentialism Posted by Kari at 2:34 PM | I’m not confident I can give a full review of Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer, the 1962 winner of the National Book Award, so this may look and sound more like a “pondering.” The best word […]

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. […]