Popular fiction in the vein of The Kite Runner, where moments of insightful characterization and elucidation of a culture and history are crushed by broad sentimentality and shoddy uplift.
Mathew Lee Cothran: Judas Hung Himself in America
Daniel Brandt: Eternal Something
Identity Is a Provocative Spectre Throughout Noel Malcolm's 'Agents of Empire'
Red Baraat: Bhangra Pirates
'A Little History of Economics' Provides a Charming Overview of the Dismal Science
"The Chamber is the filmic equivalent of a fairground ride, the stimulation of emotion over ideas.