I read two books simultaneously recently: Aravind Adiga’s White Tiger, and Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. Talk about a really fascinating juxtaposition! Both are what you would call bildungsroman novels, meaning the plots center around the development of a central character. But talk about a brutal literary smackdown of Victorian vs. Postmodern. While others were staying [...]
Michael Tracey and Celestina Adams’ latest book is a masterpiece of photography and prose, soulfully documenting the lives and stories of people who live in the shadows of famous walls throughout the world. Visiting such sites as The Great Wall of China, the Berlin Wall, and Hadrian’s Wall, they have captured the raw beauty and [...]
Bern Marcowitz (co-author of Care and Feeding of Books) is fond of pointing out that the Torah & Bible both talk about eating books no less than five times. This got me thinking about the recent books I’ve read – how would they taste?