Consuming Culture: Review: Catholicism and the English Aristocracy

Pages about reviews contact Friday, April 24, 2009 Review: Catholicism and the English Aristocracy Posted by Kari at 4:02 PM | Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh is an English novel written at the end of WWII. It tells the story of Captain Charles Ryder who, after stumbling upon the old mansion called Brideshead with his […]

Consuming Culture: Review: The South’s Gone Mad!

Pages about reviews contact Monday, August 17, 2009 Review: The South’s Gone Mad! Posted by Kari at 10:36 AM | First off, I officially completed the Southern Reading Challenge 2009 on its very last day! Three books in a week and a half—I’m going to call that an accomplishment. I really enjoyed this challenge, because […]

Consuming Culture: Review: Israel’s formative years

Pages about reviews contact Friday, August 21, 2009 Review: Israel’s formative years Posted by Salvatore at 7:51 AM | Remembering Abraham is a very cursory look at the world surrounding the Hebrew bible. Using large strokes, Professor Ronald Hendel describes the importance of Abraham, Moses, and Solomon – leaders whose significance cannot be understated, who are […]

Consuming Culture: Review: Israel’s formative years

Pages about reviews contact Friday, August 21, 2009 Review: Israel’s formative years Posted by Salvatore at 7:51 AM | Remembering Abraham is a very cursory look at the world surrounding the Hebrew bible. Using large strokes, Professor Ronald Hendel describes the importance of Abraham, Moses, and Solomon – leaders whose significance cannot be understated, who are […]

The Five Borough Book Review: December 2013

Pages Home About Us The Books Contact Us Friday, December 20, 2013 Fiction | How Olive Sees It I picked up another one that’s been on my shelf a while… (Are you sensing a trend? There is a reason; more later) …Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer winner Oliver Kitteridge. Despite the notoriety of this book, I really […]

Consuming Culture: Review: The widening gyre

Pages about reviews contact Thursday, October 1, 2009 Review: The widening gyre Posted by Salvatore at 8:57 AM | I’ll preface this review with saying that hitherto I unfortunately haven’t read anything by Marcel Proust. He may be one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, the forerunner of stream-of-consciousness and James Joyce and […]

The Five Borough Book Review: February 2012

Pages Home About Us The Books Contact Us Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Westward Ho!: Sherman Alexie’s Modern Indian When I was in the fifth grade, my teacher made me read a book and write a report on it…that NO ONE ELSE HAD TO DO. The intent of it, I know, was to keep my mind […]

The Five Borough Book Review: January 2013

Pages Home About Us The Books Contact Us Tuesday, January 29, 2013 YA Reading, Round 10: Sci-Fi This is one genre I definitely thought would be the least interesting, but it actually turned out to be one of my favorite weeks of reading. I really enjoyed these two books, but I’m still don’t think I […]

The Five Borough Book Review: April 2009

Pages Home About Us The Books Contact Us Thursday, April 30, 2009 Review: Klosterman Attempts a Narrative Chuck Klosterman cannot stop writing like Chuck Klosterman even when he shifts away from pop-culture philosophy to novel writing. Downtown Owl is so saturated with references to 80s films, fads, and trends that the story (arguably the most […]

The Five Borough Book Review: June 2009

Pages Home About Us The Books Contact Us Tuesday, June 30, 2009 Everything Austen Challenge Stephanie of Stephanie’s Written Word has started a reading challenge with the simple theme of Jane Austen. Between July 1st and January 1st, all you need to do is complete six Austen-themed pieces. They can be Jane Austen books, books […]