Book Reviews

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    The Girl on the Train Review
    Posted in: Books

    We’ve all done it, some people call it spying or being intrusive but it is most often referred to as people watching. Seeing someone and wondering what kind of person they are, what they do for a living, if they’re married, what kind of life they live and so on. That’s exactly what Rachel, the […]

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    The Secret In Their Eyes Review
    Posted in: Books

    “On the day when the assholes of the world throw a party, those two will welcome the others at the door, serve them refreshments, offer them cake, lead them in toasts, and wipe the crumbs from their lips,” says judiciary employee Pablo Sandoval to his boss, Benjamin Chaparro in Eduardo Sacheri’s book, The Secret In […]

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    For Whom The Bell Tolls Review
    Posted in: Books, Featured

    For a man who went on African safaris, reveled in the bloodlust of the Spanish bullfight and died from a self-inflicted shotgun wound, Ernest Hemingway’s work in For Whom the Bell Tolls seems to be searching for a quiet life away from all the war and bloodshed. George Orwell and Hemingway were both journalists assigned […]

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    Required Reading: King Leopold’s Ghost
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    Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, though now treated in most literary and academic circles as a parable applicable to any time and any place, was directly lifted from Conrad’s experiences going down the Congo River on a steamboat in the late 1800s. Then ruled by King Leopold of Belgium, the Congo was a lawless hell, […]

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    The Circle Review
    Posted in: Books, Featured

    As we move into an age where respite from a self-induced barrage of audio-visuals and virtual interaction is rare, most culture theorists posit that the complacent, distracted society in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World may soon be our reality. In Dave Eggers’ The Circle, the question becomes: what might happen if the corporations responsible for our […]

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    Snowden, Surveillance, And The Power Of Persuasion
    Posted in: Books

    Edward Snowden is quoted claiming that his goal in releasing top secret NSA documents was to “spark a world debate about privacy, Internet freedom, and the dangers of state surveillance,” and it is with this mindset that I write this article. Everyone should be as informed about this information as possible, and No Place to […]