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Review: A Case Of Exploding Mangoes

Review: A Case Of Exploding Mangoes

A Case Of Exploding Mangoes By Mohammed Hanif Top 3 words: Satirical Speculative Unnerving One army minion plots an intricate revenge against the nation’s General for the suspected murder of his father. Review: The fictional protagonist, Under Officer Ali Shigri, leader of the “Silent Drill Squad” in the Pakistan Air Force Academy, weaves us a … Continue reading

Review: The Year of Living Biblically

Review: The Year of Living Biblically

The Year of Living Biblically By A.J. Jacobs Top 3 words: Brilliant Fun Insightful Atheist man dons Bible filter for 1 year to explore the rules written by men of God. Review: The blog-like format of this book lent itself well to reading it during daily commutes. Watching it as a documentary might have been … Continue reading

Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks By Rebecca Skloot Top 3 words: Dramatic Informative Insightful Cancer cells thrive for 60+ years after the unknowing donor dies; epic ensues. Review: For the most part, I happily listened to this audiobook. Caution: The story will get under your skin. From the moment we first meet Henrietta to … Continue reading

Review: Cold Comfort Farm

Review: Cold Comfort Farm

Cold Comfort Farm By Stella Gibbons Top 3 words: Adventurous Fantastic Interesting If Jane Austen had written a non-musical “Mary Poppins”… Review: “Witty” is a word that is missing from the list above and would have been my first choice. I think a lot of people get turned off by this book because there’s little … Continue reading