Book Review: What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad

I received an Advance Reader's Copy from the publisher and from NetGalley in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own. What Strange Paradise ends with such a gut punch that it's almost impossible to think back over the novel without thinking of it in light of those final lines. At the same time,… Continue reading Book Review: What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad

What I Read – August 2021

Read: What Strange Paradise - Omar El Akkad (Penguin Random House Canada, 2021) Interior Chinatown - Charles Yu (Pantheon Books, 2020) A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens (Bantam Book, 1989) The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller (Ecco, 2012) Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun - Paul Seesequasis (Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2019) Front… Continue reading What I Read – August 2021

What I Read – July 2021

Read: The Devil and the Dark Water - Stuart Turton (HarperCollins Publishers, 2020) Made in China - Anna Qu (Catapult, 2021) Transcendent Kingdom - Yaa Gyasi (Bond Street Books, 2020) Notes on Grief - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Alfred A. Knopf, 2021) Did Not Finish: Floating City - Kerri Sakamoto I picked this up because it… Continue reading What I Read – July 2021

Book Review: American War by Omar El Akkad

American War - Omar El Akkad (McClelland & Stewart, 2017) American War is a dystopian-style novel set in the near future of the United States. The very near future, as in 2074. For me, this was one of the most disconcerting and powerful aspects of the novel. In 2074 I'll be eighty-nine. It's not unreasonable… Continue reading Book Review: American War by Omar El Akkad

What I Read – March 2019

READ: Southern Lady Code - Helen Ellis (Doubleday, 2019) The Immortalists - Chloe Benjamin (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2018) Tin Man - Sarah Winman (Viking, 2017) The Waiting Hours - Shandi Mitchell (Viking, 2019) Lanny - Max Porter (Strange Light, 2019) A Room With a View - E.M. Forster (Penguin Books, 1978) American War - Omar… Continue reading What I Read – March 2019