When I first became interested in politics (The 2008 election when I was in 10th grade) I turned to The Daily Show for information. It felt like the only unbiased news source that wasn't trying to talk down to me, in fact it elevated the political discussions among my peers. When I picked this book off the shelf I figured it would be like catching up with an old friend, and I was mostly right. It brought me new information on some of my favorite Daily Show moments and also introduced me to the contentious history going on behind the scenes. The Oral History brought me to tears when they spoke about the 9/11 broadcasting and Jon leaving. It also caused me to break out into fits of laughter when they spoke about getting onto McCain's bus, or the crazy shenanigan's at the RNC and DNC. I was not anticipating the emotional roller coaster I went on with this book, but I am happy I read it nonetheless.
Set in a pastoral Britain Never Let Me Go follows the seemingly idyllic lives of the students at Hirsham boarding school, and what happens to them when they graduate. This novel forces us to confront our preconceived notions about personhood, and what makes someone human. A stunning and timely novel!
A great series for the entire family to read togeth. And it's about to become a series on Netflix! Make sure you read it, or reread it, before you see it!
The Russians are coming, The Russians are coming! Arm yourself with knowledge and read their timeless literarure before it is too late!!!
Scott traces the chain of culpability for the Indonesian Massacre in 1965 where over 500,000 suspected communists were killed. Told through a series of personal memories, he examines our ability to look away from problems not directly affecting us.
Takes place in an alternate reality where the Crimean war has been going on for more than a century. The novel follows Literary Detective Thursday Next who must stop a criminal mastermind from destroying the world's most precious item, the original manuscript of Jane Eyre. A funny adventure from start to finish, and truly a series you will never grow bored of.
In interesting take on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, where the crown Prince of Denmark is actually an unborn baby who overhears his mother’s plot to kill his father. A unique stream of consciousness that draws you further in with every turn of the page. Only a master wordsmith like McEwen could create such a weird story that you somehow can’t put down.
Maggie and her father, Mo, have a unique ability to read books to life, a super power most of us dream of having! A great read that is entertaining for all ages.
Two cities occupy the same space but are forbidden from acknowledgiong each other. If you do then you are sent to a mysterious third city and never heard from again! Mieville knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat and continuously guessing. A fantastic read written by a true master!
"In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move." In the beginning Douglas Adams wrote this series. THis has made a lot of people very happy, and been widely regarded as the best move!