Despite the fantasy genre of returning novel “Saga”, the sex-drugs-and-aliens packed comic remains deeply human, asserts book columnist Kate Jones PO ’24.
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Throw away the junk mail in Sally Rooney’s ‘Beautiful World, Where Are You’
Master of the beach read, Sally Rooney experiments with emails in her new book, “Beautiful World, Where Are You” — but these confusing messages are the novel’s downfall, book columnist Katie Hanson SC ’25 writes.
Read it and weep: Coming-of-age in Phoebe Gloeckner’s ‘The Diary of a Teenage Girl’
Book columnist Nina Potischman PO ’21 examines how Phoebe Gloeckner’s “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” successfully portrays a nuanced coming-of-age tale.
Read it and weep: The perils of high school debate in Ben Lerner’s ‘The Topeka School’
Book columnist Nina Potischman PO ’21 dives into “The Topeka School,” examining its accurate portrayal of high school debate and surface-level ending.
Assorted novelties: My year of Zadie Smith thinking
After a year reading Zadie Smith, book columnist Anna Solomon PZ ’23 concludes that Smith’s writing, in forcing readers to take up another’s perspective, is mandatory quarantine reading.