Reviews and Blog Posts: War

The things they carried : a work of fiction

by Tim O'Brien

DPL Rating:
5

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien is considered a classic novel and can be found on many “must read” lists. What I wasn’t expecting were the beautiful words. Every time I opened the book, I’m struck again by the beautiful words.  O’Brien’s tales are short stories about the members...

Hild

by Nicola Griffith

Before Hild was born her mother, Breguswith, had a dream that the child she carried would be "the light of the world". Breguswith ensures it, training Hild from a young age to become the official seer of her uncle, King Edwin. Yet it is not through magic Hild sees the future....

Small island

DPL Rating:
5

   I admit that I picked up this title simply because I saw the ubiquitous Benedict Cumberbatch on the cover but he has a relatively minor role in this two part series.  Based on a book of the same name the movie follows the lives of Jamaican immigrants in London...

Mass effect : revelation

by Drew Karpyshyn

DPL Rating:
4

This book is a pretty good read, and great for anyone who has questions after playing the first mass effect game. I think they go great together. But it's definitely a good stand alone novel as well if you aren't the video game type.

The madness vase : a collection of poetry

by Andrea Gibson

DPL Rating:
3

Andrea Gibson was introduced to me in my college years. It was during one of those free events and when she recited her poetry, the room fell silent. So when I realized that she actually put out books of poetry, I was more than a little curious.

Saints

by Gene Luen Yang

DPL Rating:
4

Pair this with Boxers by the same author.

Gaddafi's harem : [the story of a young woman and the abuses of power in Libya]

by Annick Cojean

DPL Rating:
4

French journalist Annick Cojean writes an important but difficult-to-read account of the extensive system of sexual violence that existed in Libya under the regime of Muammar Gaddafi. She uncovered this very secretive world of abuse while investigating women's role in Libya's revolution, a topic that has not received much attention. 

The counterfeiters Die Fälscher

DPL Rating:
4

     This story deals centers mainly around Salomon Sarowitsch, a Russian Jew who lived a fast life from counterfeiting money. He is arrested and sent to a concentration camp but his drawing talent gets him transferred to another camp in which he and other Jewish prisoners are interred in...

From Baghdad, with love a Marine, the war, and a dog named Lava

by Jay Kopelman

DPL Rating:
3

    I am old enough to remember the build up leading up to the war in Iraq and I also remember the nighty tallies of the amount of American soldiers  killed each day there. This book mentions some of the atrocities soldiers experienced early in the Iraq war and...

Win Free Tickets to the new Curious Theatre production playing to full houses

Our friends at Curious Theatre Company are bringing us a special night of thought provoking staged readings -- and a chance to win tix to their new production 9 CIRCLES!

Here's what Curious Theatre has to say about their first production of 2012:

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