Saturday, August 19, 2017

Book Review: The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut

"The Sirens of Titan" begins when the world's richest man has his future laid out for him by an astronaut-turned-time-traveling phenomenon. What follows is characteristically Vonnegut: a bizarre journey that's as much about human...

Book Review: “Cash Your Investment”

Author: S.A. Eberwein Rating: 4.5/5.0 S.A. Eberwein, the author of “Cash Your Investment” — a new addition to the genre of self-help, job-searching books — is no dubious, self-anointed “expert” in the field, but a bona fide...

Book Review: “The Cheese Stealer’s Handbook”

Author: Shoshaku Jushaku Rating: 4.0/5.0 Anyone who’s a grammar-nerd or owns a PC might be able to empathize with this line from Shoshaku Jushaku’s novella “The Cheese Stealer’s Handbook”: “I haven’t even started the novel yet...

Book Review: “Great Gray Towers”

Author: Scott Weisman Rating: 3.0/5.0 Vladimir Nabokov once said that there was only one school in literature — that of talent. This can be extended to other fields of art, and artists with talent are always...

The Top 10 of A&E’s Class of 2015

The Arts and Entertainment staff’s graduating seniors have been honored to recommend and rant about the latest in popular culture. We leave you with our all-time favorites in film, music and literature. Jacqueline Kim In lieu...

Book Review: “The Buried Giant” by Kazuo Ishiguro

Ishiguro’s first “fantasy” novel lacks the magic of his more mundane genre work. Author: Kazuo Ishiguro Rating: 3/5 Fantasy is not normally a genre associated with caution. Indeed, it seems quite at odds with Kazuo Ishiguro, considering...