Minnesota Reads

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Located: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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The Adults on Feb 6, 2012 in Fiction, Alison Espach, NovelI no longer actively seek out books I know I will hate. The anaerobic thrill of speed reading through adjective abuse and gender stereotypes has lost its thrill and now I simply prefer to read things I like and not read things I don’t like. Goodbye...



Persepolis on Feb 3, 2012 in Graphic Novel, Reviews, graphic memoir, Marjane SatrapiWhen Persepolis opens, Marjane Satrapi is in grade school in Tehran. To her, the Islamic Revolution means now she has to wear a veil. Her French non-secular school closes and she must attend a gender segregated school. It means that when her mom is p...



Resisting the urge to use a Soul Coughing lyric for a title on Feb 2, 2012 in Non-Fiction, Memoir, Mike DoughtyI’m a big believer in that adage about not meeting your heroes because they’ll just disappoint you. The same can probably be said about reading memoirs by your heroes. Ignorance really is bliss, people. What we need here is a word for bei...



The Barbarian Nurseries on Feb 1, 2012 in Fiction, Hector Tobar, NovelThe Torres-Thompson family of Southern California has crested flush financial times and is now dipping into a place where flashing plastic can have humiliating results. Scott, a programmer, and Maureen, a stay-at-home mom, have laid off sixty-six per...



No flowers in this attic on Jan 30, 2012 in Fiction, Novel, Shalom AuslanderShalom Auslander is not for the faint of heart or easily offended. His writing is angry, bitter, hilarious, some might even call it blasphemous. It will make you squirm. It’s uncomfortable and itchy and may induce squirming, which is what makes...



Must You Go? My Life With Harold Pinter on Jan 28, 2012 in Non-FictionHarold Pinter was one of my favorite playwrights. We studied his play “Betrayal” and I wondered what kind of person could write such realistic dialogue with strong, almost mighty, subtext. Actors loved his plays because the subtext allowe...