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Larsen's writing drips with creativity; the characters are deep and engaging. In the shortest summation that can be mustered: “I Am Radar” is a journey that far surpasses its destination.
Unfortunately, Tyler spends a good portion of the book stuck in prolonged ending and at the same time the book itself ends too fast. “A Spool of Blue Thread” proves unable to mend Tyler’s disconnected portrait of the entire family.
At its worst, U.’s obsessive search for significance may become tedious for his readers; yet, on the whole, McCarthy has written an engaging work that forces the reader to reassess “meaning” itself.
Despite the wild and positively confusing ride the reader is in for when reading this novel, Van Den Berg has successfully shaped this story into one that emphasizes the unique powers of the mind.
Different letters and symbols comprise the movable type which is used for Adams House’s Bow and Arrow Printing Press.
Wilder Wohn’s book collection Blank on My Map: Unraveling Asia’s Mystique won the Visiting Committee Prize for Undergraduate Book Collecting in 2013-2014. The collection is currently on display at Lamont Library.
Zambra's "My Documents" shows his deftness as a miniaturist. He knows when to employ simplicity and when to highlight certain details, and he understands how to grant individual stories their own flavor while maintaining their connectivity.
While members of the Harvard community admit that electronic texts have many advantages over physical books, the act of reading—of turning a page, of holding a book in one’s hands—has kept the physical book at the center of the reading experience at Harvard and elsewhere.
If there is any weakness in “The Country of Ice Cream Star,” it is that it tries too hard to do too many things. Newman seems driven by a compulsion to ensure no dystopian trope is neglected.
“Those who can’t do, teach.” It’s an age-old mantra and one commonly rejected by artists who double as educators. But for award-winning cartoonist and comics theorist Scott McCloud, the saying has always rung a little true.
Despite Nick Hornby’s broad and occasionally derided appeal, the British novelist is never as simple as he seems. His latest novel, "Funny Girl," is a brilliant look at the changing priorities of youth and the fleeting nature of artistic ingenuity.
Professor of Romance Languages and Literature Jeffrey T. Schnapp introduces "Cold Storage", a short documentary showing the inside workings of the Harvard Depository, Harvard's off-site library storage facility. The movie was followed by a panel on the future of libraries and information organization.