Saturday, October 12, 2019

Book Reviews Reloaded: The Wisdom of Perversity

This article first appeared on East Niagara Post on December 1, 2015. It is repeated here as I work to put all my book reviews in one place. They will be posted on Thursdays or Fridays and only be altered from the original in that I will add publisher information and pages. Hopefully, by revisiting these reviews, other people might find a book they'd like to pick up for their own enjoyment.

The Wisdom of Perversity -- Rafael Yglesias
Algonquin Books
384 Pages

Isn’t it strange how sometimes the people we’re closest with throughout high school oftentimes become complete strangers as we leave school behind and embark on the riddled path of adulthood? How is it that those friends we shared so much with can so easily disappear from our lives? The Wisdom of Perversity by Rafael Yglesias explores a darker reason behind the breakup of a group of school friends. 

Friday, October 11, 2019

Shenanigans Episode 102: These Fleek Freaks

The podcast continues this week with everyone telling Mat how much BK Dollar tacos suck. He agrees, but can't help himself. Does your kid only play video games, and you're worried for his future? Never fear, they now offer college degrees in esports. Imagine Lincoln using Snapchat, and how does poop become fossilized? There are new and strange ice cream flavors, and amazingly, new types of therapy. Meanwhile, old dudes should never try to be hip. As always, we are totally NSFW.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Literally the Best Reviews: Phantoms

Phantoms - Christian Kiefer
Liveright Publishing
288 Pages

Several months ago, both Howie and I reviewed a book called Eagle and Crane by Suzanne Rindell (you can revisit them HERE and HERE). That book was a piece of historical fiction that centered upon the Japanese internment camps during World War II. My latest review is Phantoms by Christian Kiefer and takes its own take on the same subject matter. This time the mystery of the Japanese experience is explored a generation after the fact by another veteran of another war looking for his purpose in life.