& Sons, by David Gilbert

The great American novel, and behind it, the great American author, aggrandized to god-like status. J. D. Salinger, Philip Roth, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway: venerated men with their enigmatic lives and brilliant minds. Add to them David Gilbert’s A.N. Dyer and we catch a glimpse of the flaws, the cracks in the façade;... Continue Reading →

Crazy Rich Asians, by Kevin Kwan

A relative of mine once made the rather unfortunate comment that you really don’t need to travel the world, because all you have to do is go to Singapore where they have all the souvenirs you could possibly ever need. In other words, that bottle of 25 year old Laphroaig you nabbed in Scotland recently;... Continue Reading →

Sophie’s Choice, by William Styron

Who could forget Meryl Streep’s Academy Award-winning role in Sophie’s Choice? Having literally begged for the part, she didn’t disappoint her audience. Her dedication and mimicry of the perfect Polish accent is renowned. You’ll love the book. Be warned, though, it’s of epic proportions: I nibbled at it for over a month, but enjoyed every... Continue Reading →

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