The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra

To date, Anthony Marra’s The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories is the best story collection I have read. I loved reading (and being surprised by) the interconnected stories and characters in the collection. Since the stories revolved around the same characters, I felt like I got to know them more with each story IContinue reading “The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra”

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”