Book Review: Kafka in Tangiers
Think of Kafka in Tangier as a sexy The Metamorphosis.
Huck & Jim’s Friendship in Huck Finn
The more Jim is fully human, the less appropriate the n-word becomes, though that is Huck’s only frame of reference as a Southerner through which to regard Jim.
The Call of the Wild: a Matter of Fact and Metaphor
Jack London’s experience in this “last great American gold rush” gave him the vantage-point to write such a compelling portrayal of the Alaskan subarctic.
Diary of an Oxygen Thief: a Nihilistic Novel with Some Heart
The narrator of Diary of an Oxygen Thief is a ribald madman who thrives on loving and leaving unsuspecting women. Part of the pain is his, part is the pain that he gives.
Normal People: Sally Rooney’s Insufferable Characters
At times it feels that Normal People could be categorized as women’s fiction more properly given that it is written specifically to appeal to female sensibilities.