American Gods – Neil Gaiman

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American Gods is both bizarre and brilliant, and a fun ride of a read. Our likeable protagonist, Shadow, meets crazy characters and wacky moments ensue on a strange journey across the country. However, the ideas of the book run much deeper than just a cross country adventure. It is a story of layered themes and … Continue reading American Gods – Neil Gaiman

The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje

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The final curtain is closing on the Second World War and in an abandoned Italian village Hana, a nurse, tends to her sole remaining patient. Rescued from a burning plane, the anonymous Englishman is damaged beyond recognition and haunted by painful memories.  This Booker winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives: Hana, the … Continue reading The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When Ari and Dante meet they develop a special bond that will teach them the most important truths of their lives, and help define the people they want to be. But there … Continue reading Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Sáenz