Book Review: Success and shoplifting

October 7, 2009

Two servings of failed shoplifting attempts and five servings of vague relationships compose the formula for Tao Lin’s first published novella, Shoplifting from an American Apparel. This is Lin’s formula for the book, not mine. . . .

Book Review: "It Had to Be You" – the Gossip Girl prequel

March 25, 2009

Cecily von Ziegesar, author of the #1 New York Times Bestselling series, Gossip Girl, finally exposes the events that take place prior to the happenings of the series in, It Had To Be You, the Gossip Girl prequel. In the novel, the reader is given an insider’s glimpse of what life is like for a rich teenage resident of New York City’s Upper East Side. . . .

After Dark by: Haruki Murakami

March 18, 2009

In Haruki Murakami’s novel After Dark, Mari is a girl who, for her entire life, has lived unnoticed in her older, magazine modeling sister’s shadow. As a result, Mari has become increasingly independent, academic, and anti-social as her freshman year of college quickly approaches. . . .

Book Review: No One Belongs Here More Than You

February 25, 2009

It may seem a little farfetched, but when I browse a bookstore for my next read, I imagine the process is similar in scope to meeting that special someone at a dating auction. I don’t want to take home just anyone; I want somebody special. . . .

Book Review: Scott Pilgrim 5

February 18, 2009

It seems like everyone is reading Scott Pilgrim these days, and everyone who isn’t, should be. With the movie in production with an all-star cast and crew announced including Edgar Wright as director and Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim, people are getting excited about this comic book. Brian Lee O’Malley tells the story of a 24-year-old Canadian boy who tries to get things right, but more often than not gets them wrong. . . .

Book Review

February 11, 2009

Where is the one place you can find dolphins clubbing humans to death, bears who throw smoke bombs, clinically depressed hamsters, and Elijah Wood all coexisting not so peacefully together? The answer is in Tao Lin’s latest novel to date, Eeeee Eee Eeee. The title, refering to the sounds dolphins make while attempting to interact with humans is one that is suitable for the bizarre ride this novel will take the reader for. . . .

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