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Book Review: A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby

Eric Newby's exotic and eccentric account of how to quit a boring day job to climb a glacier in Afghanistan. Read More »

Book Review: The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis

A brilliantly written moral disaster story revolving around college students who attend more parties than classes. Read More »

Book Review: Sugar Street by Nagib Mahfuz

Marriages, deaths, and war: the al-Jawad family saga concludes in the final book of the Cairo Trilogy. Read More »

Book Review: The Fear Index by Robert Harris

Can a computer be more intelligent than its creator? Read More »

Book Review: The Greyhound God by Keith Lee Morris

If your God turns out to be unconventional, would you still believe in Him? Read More »

Book Review: The Fall by Albert Camus

Albert Camus' most beautiful and least understood novel, The Fall is a witty and terse monologue about the human conscience. Read More »

Book Review: Yalo by Elias Khoury

A rapist is imprisoned by torturers in a Lebanese prison. Yet he realizes that more pain comes from his mind. Read More »

Book Review: The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields

An ordinary book about Daisy Flett, an ordinary woman who led an ordinary life. Read More »

Book Review: The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon

Two immigrants, a hundred years apart, both victims of social injustice, in a novel that would make every reader think. Read More »

Book Review: American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

Patrick Bateman: a yuppie, a psychopath, and the world's worst nightmare. He is also the anti-hero that I couldn't help but love. Read More »