Publish date: July 12th 2011
Pages no: 235
Edition language: English
My professor assigned this book to our workshop class, and I kept hoping that by the time we had our discussion in class, I would finally understand the book. And I feel pretty terrible that the book didn't click with me, though I should say that several other classmates enjoyed the story. So this i...
"You all wanna be looking very intently at your own belly buttons." ~Capt. Malcolm Reynolds, Serenity.The above quote ran through my head from time to time as I read Stone Arabia, a novel with a protagonist given to the kind of introspection that is better described as navel gazing.The protagonist, ...
Another Biblioracle recommendation - but this one falls a bit short of the mark.Certainly engaged me, premise-wise, and I found Nik's Chronicles to be one of the most interesting and original literary creations of recent memory... but there wasn't enough. This whole book feels so slight, so much li...
I read Dana Spiotta's Eat the Document in a high school book club. There's even photos in the yearbook of the 4 of us reading it. Maybe my memory of reading the book is replaced by the photo. That's what Spiotta's narrator, Denise, would say in Stone Arabia. Denise is the true underdog in a story re...
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