Reviews and Blog Posts: Fathers and Sons

Cry father

by Benjamin Whitmer

Reviewer Rating:
5

This one hits like a blow to the chest, knocking the wind right out and leaving you with a feeling of falling. As the pages turn and the story unfolds, you begin to realize that it’s the falling that is really getting to you, not so much that initial hit....

Chef

Reviewer Rating:
4

Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) is frustrated and bored with the uninspired menu at the restaurant where he works when a scathing review from top online food critic Ramsey Michel (Oliver Platt) topples what self esteem he has left. An unwise social media blow up about the review loses Chef...

Rage is back

by Adam Mansbach

Reviewer Rating:
4

Kicked out of school, Dondi stumbles upon his estranged father, "Rage," who has come back to NYC to settle an old score.  A legendary graffiti artist, "Rage" revives a network of "ninjas" from New York's glory days to paint the town every imaginable color.  Written in a first-person cadence that quickly draws you in, this novel...

Darth Vader and son

by Jeffrey Brown

Reviewer Rating:
5

Jeffrey Brown has created a perfect representation of Gen X fatherhood through a series of cartoons about the unlikely pairing of Darth Vader and his four-year-old son, Luke Skywalker.  Brown found the sweet spot by placing the characters in familiar Star Wars settings and applying lines of classic Vader dialogue...

Chasing Windmills

by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Reviewer Rating:
4

17 year-old Sebastian lives a sequestered existence in his father's New York apartment, able to relieve his loneliness only by sneaking out after midnight. Locking eyes with a bruised woman on a late night subway train, he chases the unexpected, electric charge of attraction and embarks on a journey that...

Syndicate content