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Y: The Last Man, Vol 1: Unmanned

Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned by Brian K. Vaughan My rating: 3 of 5 stars Perhaps my expectations were doomed to failure. Perhaps I’m just no fun. Whatever the case may be, the truth is I found myself … Continue reading

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Review of Golem Legend: Origins and Implications (Non-Fiction, 1985)

A very concise and simple book explaining the historical origins of the Jewish legend of the Golem. Two main messages Byron creates are thus as follows: 1) Thru language we are able to express our creation 2) There is a … Continue reading

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Review of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (Novel, 2012)

Set to the backdrop of Nazi occupation of Europe and the exploding popularity of pulp trash, an art form we now celebrate as the holy comic book, is the tale of a lonely Jewish son estranged from his family and … Continue reading

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Review of The Underground Railroad (Book, 2016)

  Perhaps undeniable as it is, there is a certain uneasiness when it comes to slave narratives in America, especially when taken in the context of white guilt that one inevitably feels reading such stories. Such was my reaction while … Continue reading

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A Biblical Reflection on the Narrator of Invisible Man

Perhaps contradictory to what we have been conditioned to believe by a liberal-minded media in the modern 21st century, much misalignment has been taught from an oversimplification of accountability and blame in regards to the plight of the black person … Continue reading

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The Sympathizer (Novel, 2015)

The Sympathizer (Novel, 2015)   Have you ever felt like a work of art is profound but can’t describe why? Such is the frustration that I felt while reading Viet Thanh Nguyen’s debut and Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Sympathizer. … Continue reading

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My Life (audiobook, 2004)

I try to look at things positively. I really do. Which is why it pains me to swallow my creed and admit defeat. Bill Clinton’s post presidential memoir My Life is an absolute fucking chore to get through. Exhaustive, bloated, … Continue reading

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