September 2019 — A Wrap-Up

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood and the Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi I would have bought all the propaganda against the revolution. I really would have. Except for these two things. One, the author didn’t wasn’t heroic or patriotic, she came across as a petulant child. And what’s more, she showed no…

Death in Delft by Graham Brack

I had recently read a historical murder mystery and found it to be disappointing. So, going in, I wasn’t expecting much out of this one either. But that was before I encountered the self-deprecating style of the narrator. The protagonist is a cleric who’s secretly Catholic but owes his job and living to his being…