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Weekly Reviews: The Power of Words

holy shit

Why do some words have more power than others? Today we look at two very different ways of looking at that crucial question.  The first, Melissa Mohr’s Holy Shit, is an earnest, well-researched history of the most powerful words in the English language: curse words.  Some people (for example, me) have tried to claim that [...]

Machine Man

Machine Man

Australian author Max Barry’s Jennifer Government (Doubleday, 2003) was a Booklist Editor’s Choice for Young Adults and a School Library Journal Adult Books for Young Adults best of the year pick. In case you missed it, it is a satirical novel about a world where corporations rule, and a fall guy contracted to assassinate customers wearing $2500 [...]