Category: Book Reviews

Book Review: Fables of Identity: Studies in Poetic Mythology (Northrop Frye)

I am a lit geek, admittedly so; more particularly, I enjoy reading about how to read literature. Which is why I read books like this one by Canadian Lutheran cleric and literary theorist Northrop Frye. I’m a real sucker for anything that will advance the discussion of literary typology and mythic archetypes. When I saw that a number of the… Read more →

Bossypants (Tina Fey)

Before 2008 I didn’t know much about Tina Fey. I only watched SNL intermittently before that time and watch less of it now. I knew her face from Weekend Update, and knew she was involved in 30 Rock, but had only seen bits and pieces of the show. Yes, I was one of those people who discovered her through her… Read more →

Book Review: Context: Further Selected Essays on Productivity, Creativity, Parenting, and Politics in the 21st Century (Cory Doctorow)

Technology cannot be ignored, and those that attempt to slow the progress being made are condemning themselves to oblivion as well as (more importantly) bankruptcy. Creativity, Doctorow argues, must be free-as-in-freedom; the giant corporations and artists who hunt for and slap lawsuits against any and all violations of their copyrights (real or imagined) kill more than just their fanbase, whom… Read more →