Posts Tagged: Survival

Apr 17
Review: The Bear by Claire Cameron

Review: The Bear by Claire Cameron

This is not my first encounter with a book narrated by a 5-year-old – I read and loved Room by Emma Donoghue.  But with The Bear, the narration was awkward and frustrating.  Perhaps the problem is that I don’t know many (or any) 5-year-olds, and perhaps this book accurately depicts how they think and speak, but after 200 pages of: “I am crying and there is a lake in my body that all the tears come from and it is getting… Read more »


Mar 19
Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

I didn’t need to read more than a couple of lines of the synopsis of The Martian before I knew I had to read this book.  I love stories set in space, and in this one, the main character is stranded alone on Mars after his NASA crewmates leave him behind, thinking he’d died in an accident.  He has no way to get off the planet and no way to communicate with NASA.  His only hope is to find a… Read more »