Book Reviews, by Jeff Glovsky, Writing

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by Jeff Glovsky

Marc Spitz


Twee:  The Gentle Revolution in Music, Books, Television, Fashion and Film

Chapter after chapter of tedious name-checking does nothing to explain what. happened? to generations Y and beyond: Why so lazy, occasionally?  Too often frightened, entitled and basking in “whimsy” and yesterdays?

Why the emotional need for escape, and “throwback”?

No answers here.

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Charles Belfoure


The Paris Architect


At first, the quaint, time-capsule setting and ‘life during wartime’ talk of rations, betrayal, cowardice, Third Reich/Vichy, Resistance and Occupation commanded attention…

The more I sped through the 364-page book, though, the more ‘off’ and out of place some of these depictions, and especially, the book’s unfortunate dialogue, began to feel.

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Gary Shteyngart




For every ‘Too much (or What the hell??) is going on here’, there was a balancing insight or satirical ‘Touché’ which kept me plugging along to the end of the ride; in fact, made me return to Absurdistan, after giving up the journey twice.

In the end, I’m glad I saw it through.

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Junot Díaz 


The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao


… a powerful book about tragedy, fortitude, luck and destiny… and in the end, freedom.

To choose what’s inevitable.

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