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First Look Club: The Sultan and the Queen
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First Look Club: The Sultan and the Queen

Reviewed by Katya Rara THE SULTAN AND THE QUEEN By Jerry Brotton 352 pp. Penguin Books. In a world where men have traditionally used women to further their own ambitions, Queen Elizabeth I—daughter of King Henry VIII and his mistress-turned-queen […]

Uncommon Type #FullyBookedReviews
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Uncommon Type #FullyBookedReviews

Review by Hannah B. Let me get this out right off the bat: Tom Hanks is a natural storyteller. His talent of telling stories on screen translates well on the page, as I’ve come to discover in Uncommon Type, his […]

First Look Club: Future Home of the Living God
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First Look Club: Future Home of the Living God

Reviewed by Chris Daniel Loza FUTURE HOME OF THE LIVING GOD By Louise Erdrich 288 pp. Harper. Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich is a slow, hellish descent into dystopia. Whereas dystopian novels presently depict a degraded […]

First Look Club: Beasts Made of Night
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First Look Club: Beasts Made of Night

Reviewed by Rinne Lim BEASTS MADE OF NIGHT By Tochi Onyebuchi 304 pp. Razorbill. Thought-provoking and mesmerizing, Beast Made of Night is a successful debut for author Tochi Onyebuchi, with its unique tale of this world of mages, battles, sin-purging, […]

First Look Club: Strange Weather
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First Look Club: Strange Weather

Reviewed by Jed R. Cruz STRANGE WEATHER By Joe Hill 448 pp. William Morrow. It’s a rare pleasure to sit down with a novel that can be finished in a single sitting. It’s the best of both worlds in many […]

First Look Club: The Living Infinite
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First Look Club: The Living Infinite

Reviewed by Lawrence Manalastas THE LIVING INFINITE By Chantel Acevedo 280 pp. Europa Editions. At the heart of Chantel Acevedo’s historical novel, The Living Infinite, is a manuscript that begs to see the light of day. That it was authored […]