The Revolutionaries Try Again by Mauro Javier Cárdenas

Set in Ecuador, The Revolutionaries Try Again is a story about idealists who hatch up a plan to run for office—against the current regime and against the previous dictator. Although the premise is intriguing, I knew early on that this was not my cup of tea. I was a little disappointed in myself. I wantedContinue reading “The Revolutionaries Try Again by Mauro Javier Cárdenas”

Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin

This book was okay. Perhaps if I had taken up The Aeneid in school, I would have appreciated Lavinia more, as the idea of giving Lavinia her own voice was interesting. In any case, the book stood on its own; prior knowledge of Aeneas or The Aeneid was not required to follow the story. TheContinue reading “Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin”

The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

Set in a post-apocalyptic world in which “the Breakdown” was caused by an incurable virus, The Girl with All the Gifts is a mix of sci fi and horror. If an incurable virus scenario sounds too real—is this where we’ll be in a few years?—I don’t fault you. This was an uncomfortable read for me,Continue reading “The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey”