Yearly Archives: 2009

BOOK REVIEW | THE GUM THIEF – DOUGLAS COUPLAND

  “Just because you’ve been born and made it through high school doesn’t mean society can’t still abort you. Wake up.” Anyone who has ever read Douglas Coupland’s work is familiar with his uncanny ability to take the everyday world around him and turn it into a vehicle for insight into the human condition. His new novel, The Gum Thief,… Read more »

BOOK REVIEW | BONK: THE CURIOUS COUPLING OF SEX AND SCIENCE – MARY ROACH

  If you’ve ever been curious about the postal service’s contribution to treating erectile dysfunction, what exactly went on in Alfred Kinsey’s attic, and what, if any, is the benefit of sex machines, this is the book for you. Mary Roach, who is best known for her book Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, the best-selling book about corpses… Read more »

THE PROJECT

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  For the last year and a half, I have been writing reviews of new books for an arts and entertainment website. This is great for several reasons. One of the main reasons being, of course, that I get free books. As any bibliophile knows, this is a dream come true. Since I was old enough to read, I have… Read more »