Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land (Review)
reviews / September 12, 2012

I wanted to love this book more than I did. I swear. It has all kinds of promise for exposing the prejudices inherent in the conflict in Israel/Palestine, between Arabs and Jews in the region, and while it definitely covered those topics, I don’t feel like the book as a whole was very reader-friendly.

Beloved (Review)
monthly feature , reviews / October 27, 2010

Even though I’ve heard a lot about how fantastic Beloved is, I never really knew what it was about, even when I decided to bring it home for the read-a-thon a few weekends ago. I knew vaguely that it had to do with slavery and racism in the United States, but somehow I had missed out on the dead-baby-haunting-her-mother’s-house part.

How did I miss that?

Watchmen (Review)
reviews / May 1, 2010

I cannot believe that it took me this long to get around to reading this. To be honest, I’m entirely unsure how to talk about this book and not sound like a completely unintelligent fool. It was just so fantastic!

Batman: Year One (Review)
reviews / April 14, 2010

I haven’t really read a lot of the Batman graphic novels, or even the original comics. I watched the animated TV series when I was a kid, I’ve seen the Tim Burton movies (and, of course, the Christopher Nolan versions), and a few months ago, I watched the Adam West movie for the first time. I wouldn’t exactly say that I’m a huge fan of Batman, but I do definitely love the idea of the masked hope for a futuristic, corrupt Gotham City.