Sarah Watson

Sarah Watson is a Chicago-based freelance writer and book critic.

Reviews // 16 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles

How Should a Family Eat? 'The Middlesteins' | 6 Nov 2012 // 5:10 PM

In this expert blend of grit, intelligence, humor, and heart, there's something very "ABC Family" about Benny and Rachelle's household, along with the grim reality and necessary criticism of the modern family.

An Astronaut Loses it All in 'The Infinite Tides' | 30 Sep 2012 // 6:05 PM

The ambition of The Infinite Tides is awesome, the language is poetic, and the premise is at once romantic, terrifying, and ultimately life-affirming. But the book has its limitations.


Maurice Sendak and the Middle School Wild Things | 10 May 2012 // 1:00 AM

This kid in my class was only 11, but there was a sort of world-weariness about him. Life was tough. Where the Wild Things Are reminded him of his former innocence, even as it spoke to his inner fierceness.

//Mixed media

How Röyksopp's 'Melody A.M.' Brought Electronica Into the Mainstream

// Sound Affects

"With their debut, the Norwegian duo essentially provided the everyman's guide to electronic music.

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