Judging Books by Their Covers

There’s that terrible, stupid saying “don’t judge a book by its cover.” All right, I know it’s a stupid metaphor about not judging people by their appearance and all that good stuff. But here’s the thing: it’s bad. It’s dumb. It doesn’t make any goddamn sense. Book covers are a function of marketing. The literal … Continue reading Judging Books by Their Covers


The Martian // Review

The Martian by Andy Weir. Published 2014 by Crown. 369 pages. Someone described this novel as “man survives alone on Mars on sarcasm” which I believe to be an incredibly accurate description. Weir is not the greatest writer on Earth (or Mars, well, maybe Mars). There are no eloquent soliloquies about the loneliness of space, … Continue reading The Martian // Review