https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F13U7QIN9xs In which I come back after two years (TWO YEARS) and review The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League by Jeff Hobbs and give it 4 stars because it was an “insightful and intimate portrait” of one man’s life and an all-around great read. … Continue reading Video Review: Biographies!
In which I review A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal by Ben Macintyre and give it 2-2.5 stars because it was "interesting but not interesting enough," the narrative was slow and jumpy, and the ending was anticlimactic. Watch it below or check out my other videos at YouTube.
In which I review The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson and give it 2.5 stars for its unnecessary setting in real-time, "obscenely specific details," and badly written POV shifts despite the novel's three-dimensional characters and fast-paced plot. Watch it below or check out my other videos at YouTube.
In which I review Bright Lights, Big Ass: A Self-Indulgent, Surly Ex-Sorority Girl's Guide to Why it Often Sucks in the City, or Who Are All These Idiots and Why Do They Live Next Door to Me? by Jen Lancaster and give it 4 stars for its engaging and unique narration, Jen's fresh take on … Continue reading New video: Bright Lights, Big Ass by Jen Lancaster
In which I review One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey and give it 4 stars for its trustworthy narration, accompanying illustrations, themes of autonomy and power, and suggest you have a conversation about the novel with others and/or give it a re-read after exploring its historical context. Watch it below or check … Continue reading New video: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
In which I review Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison by Piper Kerman and give it 1 star for its slow timeline, lack of a cohesive narrative, and misplaced prison commentary. Watch it below or check out my other videos at YouTube.
In which I review Coraline by Neil Gaiman and give it 4 stars for its "great narrative and pacing" and "supremely brave and strong female narrator." Watch it below or check out my other videos on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWH-DnZtByk