Monthly Archives for: June, 2014

Shaking History

Sometimes a novel can have a therapeutic quality. The reader gets to travel to distant time and place spending a few hours on the sunny heaths of pastoral England, or hurtling through outer space for human race-saving heroics. There’s value in escape. Summoning the imagination allows you to take a timeout from the difficulty of […] 

Progressive Futility

Their world is a counter-culture paradise or organic food and yoga. Relationships are supplanted by organized orgies. Death is an occasion to organize blame. Explosions happen all the time and seem to be creeping closer and closer. We’re told a war is on, but it’s hard to identify the enemy. Della, who narrates the reader […]