The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski

Kosinski, Jerzy. (1965). The Painted Bird. Grove Press; New York.¬† Let me begin this review by providing the potential reader with a warning – this book describes incredibly disturbing acts of violence and sexual depravity. The plot follows a young boy, abandoned by his parents during World War II, as he wanders from one village…

A Guide for the Perplexed by Dara Horn

Horn, Dara. (2013). A Guide for the Perplexed. W. W. Norton & Company; New York.¬† Before I wrote this review, I resisted reading other people’s interpretations of A Guide for the Perplexed¬†– though I would encourage the reader to make use of additional information sources. I admit that I was myself perplexed at points throughout…