book review

Reconciliation: A Son’s Story

The book is about the lingering ramifications of his father’s post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—what the author deems “collateral damage.”...

Book Review: Mushroom

Editors at Oxford University Press showed admirable restraint when they gave the 2011 book “Mushroom” its title. Surely someone at the table had wanted to add a subtitle, “Mushroom—a Natural History”, or some other way to codify Nicholas P. Money’s brilliant account of how the mushroom has challenged understanding and inspired imagination for centuries....

Review: War Is Boring

For David Axe, the author of War Is Boring, war was his life. For four years he covered military conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, East Timor, Somalia, Chad and Lebanon. During that time as a correspondent for The Washington Times, C-SPAN and BBC Radio, David flew from war zone to war zone, getting to the story about the true victims of the world's conflicts....

Review: The Shape of the Eye

Occasionally I come across a book in which I struggle to find the right words to describe it in a review. There's a variety of reasons I think for this. As a stay-at-home and work-at-home dad, sometimes it's just plain fatigue. Other times I almost feel that anything I say won't do the book the justice it deserves. George Estreich's The Shape of the Eye is a perfect example of the latter reason....

Review: John Dies @ the End

If I could give this book a different title it would be Harold and Kumar Meet a Shoggoth because that’s exactly what it is. Part buddy comedy, part indescribable horror from beyond the realm of human imagination....