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Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers

Josie runs from her life as a dentist, and decides to drive with her young son and daughter through the Alaskan wilderness. On Goodreads, this novel is dubbed as “a powerful examination of contemporary life”. Really?! I say it’s about … Continue reading

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What Is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng by Dave Eggers

I think Dave Eggers has found his perfect genre – telling others incredible real-life tales. I read Zeitoun first, but What Is the What is one of those books which stays with you and makes you feel like an idiot … Continue reading

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You Shall Know Our Velocity! by Dave Eggers

This is Eggers first novel, following his memoir (A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius). We’re told the very entertaining, unpredictable tale of life-long friends, Will and Hand, who go on a week-long, around-the-world trip to give away money. I have … Continue reading

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Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

Eggers combines his fantastic storytelling and detailed journalism in this book about Abdulrahmam Zeitoun who remains in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina to take care of his home, his neighbours, and his business. This tale is spellbinding and shocking. You … Continue reading

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

Incredible writing. I found the preface and the MTV interview too forced, and that’s why I’d give this book a 4 rather than a 5. But most of the time the book’s self-consciousness works amazingly well. I’ve never disliked a … Continue reading

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