Book Reviews

Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down

Nolite te bastardes carborundorum. I need to preface this review by saying I, most unfortunately, abandoned this book with about 70 pages to go. And that's not a reflection of how I felt about the book, it just turns out reading for leisure and grad school don't mix well for me. Some people have found… Continue reading Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down

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My Sister, the Serial Killer

Though the title of Oyinkan Braithwaite's debut novel may make you think it revolves around a woman's habit of killing, My Sister, the Serial Killer focuses more on the relationship of two Nigerian sisters. It's about their dynamic, why their dynamic is the way it is, and the events that occurred in their lives to… Continue reading My Sister, the Serial Killer

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The System At Work

When Ava DuVernay's Netflix miniseries When They See Us took social media by storm on its May 31st release, I initially ignored the explosive response. Though the general details of the Central Park Jogger case seemed faintly familiar to me, I'd read and seen enough material about injustice towards Black people at the hands of… Continue reading The System At Work

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A Crash Course In Couture

I finally got around to reading Crazy Rich Asians! Kevin Kwan's novel, the film adaptation of which took Hollywood by storm this past August (and I still haven't seen) has been on my to-read list since around October, but I kept pushing it back because my method of choosing books to read is literally eenie meenie monie… Continue reading A Crash Course In Couture

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To Freedom

Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Underground Railroad is a story we've heard before: an enslaved person runs away from a lifetime of forced servitude in pursuit of freedom. However, in Whitehead's adaptation, the means of escape in this novel is anything but metaphorical; the Underground Railroad is a literal railroad underneath southern soil with conductors and passage… Continue reading To Freedom

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Having A Good Time: An Intricate Account Of the Life Of Freddie Mercury

When I saw a lipstick commercial last summer featuring Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" I didn't know at the time it was a Queen song, but I knew I had heard the singer's voice somewhere before. Sure enough, the voice belonged to Freddie Mercury, rock and roll's most flamboyant and legendary frontman, and from the day… Continue reading Having A Good Time: An Intricate Account Of the Life Of Freddie Mercury