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Book Review: A Calculated Life by Anne Charnock

August 24, 2014

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In this age when US corporations have been granted legal personage without the bother of liability or social responsibility, I see A Calculated Life as a rendition of corporate utopia. At its core, corporate employees are in the process of being replaced with leased workers who have been constructed with hyper-qualifications to perform their jobs. […]

Book Review: Africa39

August 19, 2014

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First, a tidbit from Wiki: Africa39 is a collaborative project initiated by the Hay Festival in partnership with Rainbow Book Club,celebrating Port Harcourt: UNESCO World Book Capital 2014 by identifying 39 of the most promising writers under the age of 40 with the potential and talent to define trends in the development of literature from […]

Book Review of J: A Novel by Howard Jacobson

August 5, 2014

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I enjoyed this literary, speculative fiction novel–primarily for the courtship between Ailinn Solomons and Kevern Cohen. The humorous narrative bounces between the two characters, presenting insight into the potential complexity of relationships. Ailinn and Kevern’s reactions are wonderfully human, twisted, confused, and painfully tortured by mutual need which evolves into love. But can love survive […]