Writing out of Toronto, in addition to his reviews and features on PopMatters, Nav Purewal’s work has previously appeared on McXweeneys.net and StylusMagazine.com. He currently maintains a blog at InventedReactions.blogspot.com.
Thursday, June 11 2009
George Orwell’s seminal book can equip its readers with the intellectual apparatus necessary to see through the routine mendacity and stupefying barrage of euphemism that plagues contemporary political life.
Wednesday, July 2 2008
No one book will make all the difference, but familiarity with this particular volume would help ensure that the 44th President of the US is better equipped to deal with America’s changing role than the 43rd.
Thursday, February 12 2009
Gladwell's thesis is to equalize opportunity, which will eventually enrich the world -- this is what makes this book such a valuable read.
Monday, November 24 2008
Even when describing the death of a young child, Petterson eschews excessive emotion and relates both the incident and its aftermath with steely calm.
Tuesday, September 16 2008
A computer-savvy 15-year-old would probably find Little Brother entirely worthwhile, and she wouldn’t be wrong.
Sunday, April 13 2008
The ability of fiction to evoke empathy and seek emotional truth transcends mere historical details, and it is these things that Yannick Murphy does so well in her new novel.
Wednesday, March 26 2008
This is clearly the work of a superior intellect, but one that doesn’t shy away from juicy plot twists or exciting set pieces, fashioning a story that thrills without condescension.
Wednesday, December 10 2008
The Post-American World - Fareed Zakaria - W. W. Norton [$25.95]