Book Reviews for the Holidays!

From The Independent Weekly Stitches: A Memoir By David Small W.W. Norton & Company; 329 pp. The second graphic novel to be nominated for the National Book Award, David Small’s memoir of an unhappy childhood is the best David Lynch film David Lynch never made. Using negative space, chiaroscuro and well-chosen slashes of gray, Small […]

Lev Grossman on THE MAGICIANS, Part One

The MAGIC of Lev Grossman, Part One By Zack Smith Quentin did a magic trick. Nobody noticed. Lev Grossman’s third novel, The Magicians has hit the bestseller list and earned rave reviews since its release in late August. It’s the tale of Quentin Coldwater, a young, smart fan of a series of fantasy novels about […]