Tag: literature

  • Just Read: Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

    Just Read: Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

    Giovanni’s Room tells the story of an American living in Paris as he struggles to define and understand his relationships with the men he meets while there.

  • Book Review -Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

    Book Review -Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

    Book a Week, week one. Vance’s story of growing up hillbilly is heralded as a unique insight into the working class mindset that led to Brexit and President Trump. I found it readable and relatable, seeing many parallels with my own experience of the area I grew up. While there were times when Vance’s political bias was glaringly obvious, and times when I would have liked him to be somewhat more self-reflective, he shares a story worth reading, in a way that made it enjoyable.