Reading Addict

Awful, Horrible, Despicable Characters and the Readers Who Love Them by Rebecca

Okay, so let’s agree right now that Jonathan Franzen needs no more press. Long before Freedom’s release date, the novel’s buzz was met with a feminist critique of the New York Times’ Book Review, lead by novelists Jodi Piccoult and Jennifer Weiner.

Historical Fiction as Nonfiction by Nick

Those who think historical fiction is a waste of time better just move on. Those who think that historical characters and events can’t be rendered through the literary lens of powerful fiction should just stick with history texts.

Further Readings with Boy on Mount Olympus by Way of Long Island by Robbie

Growing up, my sister was a voracious reader of science fiction and fantasy. I on the other hand couldn’t be bothered with it. I was too much of a realist and always found the book covers totally weird. I was sure based on the cover that I would not like what was inside (I know, I know, “one should never judge a book…”) Lucky for me now, I have a son who is quite the fan of science fiction and fantasy; giving me the opportunity to discover some of what my own childhood judged too harshly.

A Pre-9/11 Book by Nick

‘A poet''s work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep’ -Salman Rushdie

Books People Are Talking About by Lynette

Lynette facilitiates the book discussion group at the Helmerich Library. At each meeting they read books on a particular topic or books by the same author and share their opinions. What follows is a recap of their April meeting.

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