A rotating selection of some of our staff's favorite titles. New reviews added quarterly.
Actors act–but what does that mean? Is acting standing on a stage and pretending to fall in love, get sad, be angry? No. Acting is about actions. You seduce a lover, mourn a loss, aggravate your antagonist. I’m pimping this book to you. An invaluable tool to galvanize an actor, to maneuver a cast, or for anyone to have fun playing with words and actions.
This vividly detailed book follows the lives of several slum dwellers, all with different positions and castes, whose lives intersect through one event. Boo completely removes herself from the narrative, letting the people pull you in, and the result is a fascinating look at a violently different culture that reads like a novel. This is non-fiction at its best.
As a self-proclaimed logic junkie, I can’t recommend this book enough! It’s readable for anyone curious about puzzles, and does a thorough but fun job untangling riddles, paradoxes, and other mind-boggling curiosities. So when Monty Hall reveals a goat behind door #3, you know whether or not to switch.