Monthly Archives: June 2012

Making Unfair Comparisons: God of Small Things and Swamplandia!

My intentions were good. Promise and pinky swear. I initially paired Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things, a book I’ve read twice before, to Karen Russell’s new book Swamplandia! because I wanted to see where these two books merged … Continue reading

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Contemplating Food Porn

Let’s consider the opening lines of both of these books. Gabrielle Hamilton’s Blood, Bones, and Butter: “We threw a party.” Julia Child’s My Life in France: “This is a book about some of the things I have loved most in … Continue reading

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