Monthly Archives: November 2011

On Beauty

Title: On Beauty Author: Zadie Smith Pages: 464 Publisher: Penguin (2005) Rating: 3 stars In Wellington, the fictional New England town just outside of Boston, a mixed race family struggles with inter- and intra-racial prejudice, religious and political differences, and … Continue reading

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Title: Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science Author: Atul Gawande Pages: 252 Publisher: Metropolitan Books Rating: 3 stars Working in consumer health publishing, I’ve heard an awful lot about Atul Gawande. He’s a surgeon, a fantastic writer, and … Continue reading

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Zombies at Occupy Boston

Worldwide, zombies are increasingly popular, and on Monday these fictional characters spilled over into real life. “It’s Halloween. You’re supposed to scare people,” said 12-year-old Marinna Parks, who was trick-or-treating in Brighton on Monday night. Her mouth was covered in … Continue reading

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Song of Solomon

Title: Song of Solomon Author: Toni Morrison Pages: 337 Publisher: Alfred Knopf, 1977 Rating: 3 stars Songs of Solomon or Songs of Songs is supposed to be the “sexy” part of the Bible. It documents a courtship and consummation. Toni … Continue reading

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