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How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell
"I really liked this, though it wasn't what I expected. J read it, too, and his primary critique -- that it's v v specifically geared toward upper middle-class people (and I'd say largely "woke" whites within that demographic) -- is 100% fair. Odel..." Read more of this review »
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My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
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Breezy, bloody, very entertaining.
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The Buddha Of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi
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I noticed this book was about to turn 30 and thought it would be a good time to pick it up. I think I may have had to read it in college but had no way to understand it at the time so this felt like a first reading. Behind all the satire and raunch ...more
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Family Lexicon by Natalia Ginzburg
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Just a lighthearted domestic memoir about fascism! This felt like the least tightly crafted book of Ginzburg’s I’ve encountered so far but also the most intimate. It also filled in a lot of the blanks about her biography in a way that makes me ...more
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Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim
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I booked an interview with Suki Kim for The Takeaway purely as an excuse to read her book. I wasn’t disappointed on either count– the book, which details her time working as an instructor at university in Pyongyang run by Christian missionaries, is ...more
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At Last by Edward St. Aubyn
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I felt compelled to complete the series but realized as I was reading I’d completely lost all interest in the characters, who assemble in this volume for Patrick’s mother’s funeral, where they read boring Biblical passages and think faux-deep ...more
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Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk
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She Said by Jodi Kantor
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I didn't want to read this-- figured I'd already spent enough time reading the original reporting and thinking about all things MeToo and that it would only set my blood boiling again-- but I had to read it for work. I enjoyed Jodi and Meghan's ...more
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Counternarratives
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