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[REVIEW] Overqualifieder The Canadian writer’s second literary effort revolving around cover letters fell desperately flat. I felt like I was Overqualifieder to read this collection
Oct22

[REVIEW] Overqualifieder The Canadian writer’s second literary effort revolving around cover letters fell desperately flat. I felt like I was Overqualifieder to read this collection

Joey Comeau’s newest book, Overqualifieder, is the second collection of cover letters Comeau has put out, following in the footsteps of similarly titled, Overqualified. I picked it as a fan of the Canadian author’s other work, namely a web series called “A Softer World.” Despite my high hopes, I ended up disappointed. When I opened up this little collection of cover letters, I was met immediately with the “Dear Reader,” where Comeau...

[REVIEW] Why Not Me?
Oct22

[REVIEW] Why Not Me?

There are few people in the world who can liken their 12-year-old selves to “a middle school Hare Krishna,” and make you go, “yeah, sure, I could see that.” Mindy Kaling is one of these people. On the first page of her sophomore novel, Why Not Me?, Kaling begins to tell the story of her early life by describing her childhood attempts to please everyone around her (“I brought a family-size bag of Skittles to homeroom”) — a trait that...

Book Review: Modern Romance Aziz Ansari’s debut novel combines sociology and comedy to deliver a refreshing take on the trials and tribulations of modern-day romances
Jul10

Book Review: Modern Romance Aziz Ansari’s debut novel combines sociology and comedy to deliver a refreshing take on the trials and tribulations of modern-day romances

About a week ago I was texting a friend of mine regarding a stand-up comedy show that we both planned on going to. The text was simple, all it said was, “Ahh ok, I was wondering when to drop off the Hannibal Buress money.” I sent it intending to have a fairly straight-forward conversation. Unfortunately for me, my phone had bigger plans. Instead of sending once, somewhere along the way my phone decided it would be more exciting to...

Interview: Kate Quinn Talking with historical fiction writer Kate Quinn
Mar26

Interview: Kate Quinn Talking with historical fiction writer Kate Quinn

By: Nimra Khan In the two years since I last spoke to historical fiction writer Kate Quinn about her book Empress of the Seven Hills, she has had time to work on its sequel, Lady of the Eternal City, which came out on March 3rd. It surpassed all her other efforts based on subject matter, characters, and plot. In short: I loved it. Empress of the Seven Hills follows the trio of Vix, Sabina, and Titus from the previous book one year...

Turning the pages with ANDY: The Buried Giant
Mar12

Turning the pages with ANDY: The Buried Giant

Man Booker Prize-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro makes a valiant return with The Buried Giant, a novel about a land beset by a shared amnesia. It is this misty state of fragmented knowing that is captured in the Japanese author’s latest novel. Ten years in the making and entangled by magical enchantment, this story is a masterful blend of fantasy, legend, and Arthurian romance. Rarely do dragons meld with literary fiction, but...