Book Review: “It Had to Be You” – the Gossip Girl prequel

Cecily von Ziegesar, author of the #1 New York Times Bestselling series, Gossip Girl, finally exposes the events that take place prior to the happenings of the series in, It Had To Be You, the Gossip Girl prequel. In the novel, the reader is given an insider’s glimpse of what life is like for a rich teenage resident of New York City’s Upper East Side. Continue reading

Book Review: Scott Pilgrim 5

It seems like everyone is reading Scott Pilgrim these days, and everyone who isn’t, should be. With the movie in production with an all-star cast and crew announced including Edgar Wright as director and Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim, people are getting excited about this comic book. Brian Lee O’Malley tells the story of a 24-year-old Canadian boy who tries to get things right, but more often than not gets them wrong. Continue reading

Book Review

Where is the one place you can find dolphins clubbing humans to death, bears who throw smoke bombs, clinically depressed hamsters, and Elijah Wood all coexisting not so peacefully together? The answer is in Tao Lin’s latest novel to date, Eeeee Eee Eeee. The title, refering to the sounds dolphins make while attempting to interact with humans is one that is suitable for the bizarre ride this novel will take the reader for. Continue reading

Book Review: Choke

Chuck Palahniuk is one of those writers with such a clear, distinctive voice that a reader hardly needs to see his name on the cover to know a book is his. His bitterly sarcastic, wacky characters are completely unlike anything else out there. Choke reads much like Fight Club. Victor, the main character of Choke isn’t a mirror image of the narrator/Tyler Durden, but he definitely has similar quirks. Continue reading