Review of HHhH by Laurent Binet (trans. Sam Taylor)

Review of HHhH by Laurent Binet (trans. Sam Taylor)

  Laurent Binet’s HHhH follows Operation Anthropoid, the Allied plot to assassinate SS-Obergrüppenfuhrer Reinhard Heydrich by Slovak warrant officer Jozef Gabčík and Czech staff sergeant Jan Kubiš. The assassination succeeded, if not exactly as planned, though both...
Review of The Biology of Luck by Jacob M. Appel

Review of The Biology of Luck by Jacob M. Appel

  To summarize the plot of Jacob M. Appel’s second novel, The Biology of Luck, is difficult, in large part because while there is the arc of a story within it, that arc is danced around and played upon by such a wild menagerie of characters and events that it’s...
Review of Stories for Boys: A Memoir by Gregory Martin

Review of Stories for Boys: A Memoir by Gregory Martin

  In May 2007, while Gregory Martin played with his two young sons in Albuquerque, his parents were having a fierce argument at their home in Spokane, Washington. When they stopped quarreling, Martin’s father went upstairs and swallowed a bottle of pills, landing him...
A Review of Knock Knock by Suzanne McNear

A Review of Knock Knock by Suzanne McNear

  In Knock Knock, Suzanne McNear tells the story of her own life, but she does so under the guise of March Rivers. This leaves the reader to guess at just how much of this story has been changed to protect those involved or even to enhance the events therein. One...