Lee secures our attention and keeps it on a tight leash throughout. Her characters are complex, sympathetic, and highly individuated.
Our guest reviewers recommend The Balkan Trilogy as a compelling story and a look into troubled Europe in the late 1930s
BOOK REVIEW: Surfing with Sartre: An Aquatic Inquiry into a Life of Meaning, by Aaron James — October 2017
Reviewed by Jane Tompkins I’ve always had a vague idea that in another life I’d like to be a surfer. Now I know for sure I’d like to be one, having read Surfing with Sartre, and wish I weren’t too old to start now. This is a book of popular philosophy—not written for academic philosophers
Readers of Paul Theroux’s travel books will want to read his new memoir.
They should also read our book reviewer’s insightful exploration into this book and its author.
The reviewer felt herself, when reading, to be “in the presence of something recognizably, and at times, shockingly, real.”