Book Review: A Case of Exploding Mangoes, by Mohammed Hanif

Grade: C- I probably would have enjoyed this book a lot more had I not just finished re-reading Catch-22. While the plot is entirely original superficially, there are several other aspects that are too similar to Heller's novel for me to appreciate on their own merit, like the underlying symbolic and plot patterns, not to … Continue reading Book Review: A Case of Exploding Mangoes, by Mohammed Hanif

Book Review: The Secret History of the World, by Mark Booth

Grade: F By gum, do I love a good conspiracy theory. I simply devoured all of those stories surrounding the Illuminati and the Knights Templar and Christ's ostensible lineage when Dan Brown went a step beyond the scholars a few years back and broke them out into mainstream thought. Thus, I picked up Mark Booth's … Continue reading Book Review: The Secret History of the World, by Mark Booth

Book Review: The Once and Future King, by T.H. White

Grade: A For the most part, this novel--well, collection of novels, in truth--is simply a work of genius. Many great lines (too many to quote from memory just now, but suffice to say they were all ravenously devoured by the jaded peacenik that is me), many wondrous adventures, many touching moments, and many, many pages. … Continue reading Book Review: The Once and Future King, by T.H. White