October 24, 2021
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Review: New book masterfully exposes lies behind Afghanistan war

By | Sep 13, 2021

“The Afghanistan Papers” is a grim but masterful exposé of the corruption and deception that fueled the Afghanistan War.


Review: George W. Bush paints kitschy paintings of immigrants

By | May 4, 2021

Former President George W. Bush’s new book of paintings, “Out of Many, One,” contains awful art made by an even more awful person.


Review: Author shows readers a dystopian world of artificial intelligence

By | Mar 25, 2021

For fans old and new alike, “Klara and the Sun” is an instant classic and a fantastic addition to Ishiguro’s laudable career.


Review: Billionaire advocates for the environment

By | Mar 22, 2021

Gates’ book is rooted in science and is a great way to conceptualize climate change. However, at the end of the day, the greed of the business world got everyone into this mess.


Review: Author writes about actor’s plights of identity

By | Mar 1, 2021

“A Bright Ray of Darkness” is a backstage dark-comedy about an actor’s fall from grace, written by Hollywood big name Ethan Hawke.


Review: Obama’s memoir makes too many excuses

By | Dec 9, 2020

In his memoir, “A Promised Land,” President Barack Obama had the potential to come to terms with the shortcomings of his administration, but instead he creates an idyllic image of himself.


Review: Gov. Cuomo publishes decent pandemic memoir

By | Nov 11, 2020

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new book, “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic,” isn’t stellar, but Cuomo’s stories about leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic are compelling.


Review: Singer-songwriter publishes elegant poetry book

By | Oct 14, 2020

Singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey’s newest project is a spoken-word album and poetry book with poems about love and life.


Review: ‘Twilight’ novel offers nothing new to saga

By | Aug 30, 2020

In “Midnight Sun,” a “Twilight” saga novel from Edward Cullen’s perspective, author Stephenie Meyer only solidifies Edward’s predatory behavior.


Review: Long-awaited book lacks informative story

By | Jul 4, 2020

When John Bolton announced he was writing a book about his experience as national security adviser, pandemonium ensued.


Review: Prequel builds on “Hunger Games” gruesome history

By | Jun 17, 2020

Author Suzanne Collins explores President Coriolanus Snow, the villain from the original series, in a prequel set 64 years before “The Hunger Games.”


Review: Logic’s captivating novel is full of saturated nuance

By | Apr 28, 2019

Behind a bright red and yellow cover, Maryland-based rapper Logic unveils his debut novel and New York Times Best Seller “Supermarket.”
“Supermarket” is set in a present-day fictional version of Baker City, Oregon, and is narrated from the perspective of Flynn, a struggling writer in his 20s, who was recently dumped by his partner.