published in 2012

Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

“No one had ever taught me how to love. And perhaps, in that department, I was uneducable.” Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club is heartbreakingly beautiful collection of short stories. These stories have Benjamin Alire Sáenz written all over them: Mexican-American boys and men struggling with their identity (not feeling Mexican or American […]

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Amatka : Book Review

Amatka by Karin Tidbeck ★★✰✰✰ 2.5 stars (rounded down) I was hoping for something original, for something unapologetically bizarre, something à la Yorgos Lanthimos…sadly Amatka delivers its predictable peculiarities in such a flat and listless way that I find little to praise about this novel. Amatka features a Soviet-inspired world that is far from the […]

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