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Book Review: The Finkler Question

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By Mandy Webster

The Finkler Question. Howard Jacobson. Bloomsbury USA, New York. 2010.

The Finkler Question, by British author Howard Jacobson, is a long, dull, back-tracking read I wouldn’t recommend to anyone (Finkler or non-Finkler.) I don’t know if I would even waste my time reading this review if I were you. That is, unless you are a critic. The critics apparently love this Man Booker Prize winning pain in the arse. Anyway, this was my original reaction to The Finkler Question.

I had to read this book for a class I’m taking on Literature and Humor, and I struggled to get through that first section. We were to have read the entire novel by the time we met for class this past Saturday, but I only managed to get through Part I. By the time I arrived on campus, I had given up on The Finkler Question and decided to just wing it through class. But after discussing the book with my fellow graduate students, I decided maybe I should give Finkler a second chance. Read more…


Read With Me: March Books

Cover of "Wit"

Cover of Wit

By Mandy Webster

I’m a bit late this month, I know… most of this month’s books are supposed to be humorous, although I did manage to also get through The Hunger Games (great book, by the way) so far this month. Anyway, here’s the quick list:

Next month’s list will likely be considerably shorter, considering I’ll be working on a 15 page final paper. But come May, I’ll be out of school for the summer and on to some “fun” books. Read more…