Reviews and Blog Posts: War

Arcady's goal

by Eugene Yelchin

Reviewer Rating:
4

Soccer is unquestionably the world's game and has legions of fans who experience the highs and lows of each game and discuss the team feverishly all week. Some of the biggest stars of today came from humble backgrounds but they have used their skill to create a better life for...

The rape of Nanking the forgotten holocaust of World War II

by Iris Chang

Reviewer Rating:
4

This was a very difficult book to get through. Not because it wasn't written well or because the research was insufficient. On the contrary, the author, Iris Chang, had done extensive research and ties together the various perspectives of this horrific historical event very well. It's the details of what...

The things they carried : a work of fiction

by Tim O'Brien

Reviewer Rating:
5

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien is considered a classic novel and can be found on many “must read” lists. What I wasn’t expecting were the beautiful words. Every time I opened the book, I’m struck again by the beautiful words.  O’Brien’s tales are short stories about the members...

Hild

by Nicola Griffith

Before Hild was born her mother, Breguswith, had a dream that the child she carried would be "the light of the world". Breguswith ensures it, training Hild from a young age to become the official seer of her uncle, King Edwin. Yet it is not through magic Hild sees the future....

Small island

Reviewer Rating:
5

   I admit that I picked up this title simply because I saw the ubiquitous Benedict Cumberbatch on the cover but he has a relatively minor role in this two part series.  Based on a book of the same name the movie follows the lives of Jamaican immigrants in London...

Mass effect : revelation

by Drew Karpyshyn

Reviewer Rating:
4

This book is a pretty good read, and great for anyone who has questions after playing the first mass effect game. I think they go great together. But it's definitely a good stand alone novel as well if you aren't the video game type.

The madness vase : a collection of poetry

by Andrea Gibson

Reviewer Rating:
3

Andrea Gibson was introduced to me in my college years. It was during one of those free events and when she recited her poetry, the room fell silent. So when I realized that she actually put out books of poetry, I was more than a little curious.

Saints

by Gene Luen Yang

Reviewer Rating:
4

Pair this with Boxers by the same author.

Gaddafi's harem : [the story of a young woman and the abuses of power in Libya]

by Annick Cojean

Reviewer Rating:
4

French journalist Annick Cojean writes an important but difficult-to-read account of the extensive system of sexual violence that existed in Libya under the regime of Muammar Gaddafi. She uncovered this very secretive world of abuse while investigating women's role in Libya's revolution, a topic that has not received much attention. 

The counterfeiters Die Fälscher

Reviewer Rating:
4

     This story deals centers mainly around Salomon Sarowitsch, a Russian Jew who lived a fast life from counterfeiting money. He is arrested and sent to a concentration camp but his drawing talent gets him transferred to another camp in which he and other Jewish prisoners are interred in...

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