A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers

Trust Dave Eggers to write a social commentary. A Hologram for the King deals with facades as opposed to realities of society. The idea of selling a vision—this is how things could be—is all over the book, and since the main character is a middle-aged man going through a crisis, such a vision sounds compelling.Continue reading “A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers”

Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino

This will be a short one. Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion is a collection of essays, each of which delves into a specific aspect of the culture in which Jia Tolentino grew up. For the most part, I got the references. I didn’t watch reality tv shows growing up, but my friends made me watchContinue reading “Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino”

Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson

It’s been years since I last chose to read instead of to sleep. I was captivated, consumed by this new world. Mistborn isn’t simply a world of magic and wonder; no, it’s full of logic and physics and politics and religion. I wanted to know how this world worked, and I could not stop thinkingContinue reading “Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson”