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Marc Augé | Casablanca: Movies and Memory

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 27 October 2009 15:08

book_casablanca.gifAugé weaves together memoir and film criticism in 76 elegantly written pages.

 

 

Issui Ogawa | The Lord of the Sands of Time (VIZ Media/Haikasoru)

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Written by Jennifer Manjarez Monday, 26 October 2009 06:23

lordofsands-header.jpgMore than just your average science fiction story, it's the story of a relationship between a human and an AI Messenger, a queen fighting for her country, and the battle between the future and the past to stop the inevitable.

 

   

Roxana Robinson | Cost (Picador, 2009)

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Written by Andrea Braun Friday, 23 October 2009 03:45

book_cost.gifJulia's life was an enviable one——until it wasn't.

 

 

George Johnson | The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 01 October 2009 14:43

book_beaut-experiments.gifJohnson brings something new to this volume: a focus on a single experiment conducted by each scientist which he finds particularly beautiful.

 

   

Ian Frazier | Lamentations of the Father

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 22 September 2009 14:00

book_frazier.gifLittle did I know that Frazier was also an accomplished humorist.

 

 

James Monaco | How to Read a Film: Movies, Media and Beyond

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 11 August 2009 14:27

book_monaco.jpgThe strong points of How to Read a Film are Monaco's broad definition of topics relevant to film studies and his careful attention to technical detail.

 

   

Robert Whiting | You Gotta Have Wa (Vintage)

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Written by Jennifer Manjarez Tuesday, 11 August 2009 14:25

book_whiting.jpgWhiting throws enough statistics and facts into the mix to keep things interesting.

 

 

Richard A. Isay, M.D. | Being Homosexual/Becoming Gay

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 08 July 2009 13:30

book_homosexual.jpgNot until 1973 did the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders.

 

   

Jincy Willett | The Writing Class (Picador Press)

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Written by Andrea Braun Wednesday, 01 July 2009 06:22

book_writing-class.jpgWillett's characters are real to anyone who has ever taught adults.

 

 

Max Brockman, ed. | What's Next? Dispatches on the Future of Science (Vintage)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 01 July 2009 06:21

book_whats-next.jpgEach essay is self-contained, making it possible to choose those most relevant to your own interests.

 

   

James Wood | How Fiction Works (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 01 July 2009 06:19

book_how-fiction-works.jpgHow Fiction Works is a marvelously readable appreciation of how Wood's favorite writers achieve their effects.

 

 

Jeffrey Eugenides | The Virgin Suicides (Picador reissue)

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Written by Michael Munro Wednesday, 24 June 2009 14:10

book_virgin-suicides.jpgIn spite of its brooding subject matter, the novel maintains a lyrical air throughout, with prose that often borders on poetry.

 

   

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