Book Review: “Freedom” by Jonathan Franzen

Do you listen to National Public Radio? Do you recycle? Contribute to environmental causes? Shop at Whole Foods? Skew your dining towards farm-to-table restaurants? Do you watch “The Daily Show” and scoff at Fox News? If you answered “yes” to several of these questions, you might recognize reflections of yourself in Jonathan Franzen’s 2010 novel…

Rate this:

Natural History and Supernatural Thrills

Douglas Preston has been an active writer over the past fifteen years or so, mostly writing what I would call “techno-supernatural” thrillers, not too dissimilar from the types of books that Michael Crichton used to write.  I had been drawn to them because he used to work at the American Museum of Natural History, and…

Rate this:

Fifteen Characters

Jen posted this meme to facebook a couple of days and tagged me with it. The Rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen fictional characters (television, films, plays, books) who’ve influenced you and that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes.…

Rate this:

Booking Through Thursday — To-Read Stack

Follow-up to last week’s question: Do you keep all your unread books together, like books in a waiting room? Or are they scattered throughout your shelves, mingling like party-goers waiting for the host to come along? I haven't done a BTT for a while, and this seemed like a pretty good one.   To answer the…

Rate this: