First of all, the title of this book has been confusing a few people in my life. Neel Mukherjee’s novel has nothing to do with the movie of the same name, about a Stasi spy in East Germany. It’s set in India in the 1960s and chronicles the unravelling lives of the Ghosh family in Calcutta. It’s long, and it’s epic, so of course I loved it. It’s also very good. Read More Reading the Man Booker Prize 2014: The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee
This book made me cry. That might not sound like much of an endorsement if you are forced to appear in public during the day, or don’t fancy soppy novels, or think it means the book is horrible, but it’s not like that. Let me explain. Read More Reading the Man Booker Prize 2013: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
Oh, Marx. I sort of feel bad for him because he gets handed the responsibility for some pretty crappy political projects, but he is so much more than Lenin and Mao. Let me show you how!
Organizing my books after a recent move, I revisited my ethical education in animal rights. When I first began studying animal rights and veganism, I grabbed every book I could get my hands on to further understand the issues involved and inform my activism. Below is a brief overview of four of the books I find most insightful when it comes to considering the rights of animals. Read More My Vegan Ethical Education in Four Books