You've successfully subscribed to The Indent: Book Reviews from a Mega-Reader
Great! Next, complete checkout for full access to The Indent: Book Reviews from a Mega-Reader
Welcome back! You've successfully signed in.
Success! Your account is fully activated, you now have access to all content.
Success! Your billing info is updated.
Billing info update failed.

review

Book review: Monsters of River and Rock: My Life as Iron Maiden’s Compulsive Angler, by Adrian Smith
Members Public

If you are like me—and based on how search algorithms work, you probably are a little bit like me—you may not know Iron Maiden from Megadeath. Let's just assume that 80s metal is an amorphous blob or guitar noises, bright lights, and smoke machines in your brain. You

Elizabeth
book review

The Robots Are Coming: Grappling with Our AI Future
Members Public

A superintelligent computer seizing control of the world's nuclear arsenal. Robots for every human need, from housecleaning to filing your taxes. A dystopian future in which social scores determine who you marry, what job you get, and where you live. These may sound like plots for this year's top science

Elizabeth
reading

What Happens When We Read Like David Bowie
Members Public

Our minds are the sum of what we absorb from our environment, who we surround ourselves with, and how we choose to spend our days. We aren't what we eat; we are what we read, see, hear, smell, do, and eat. Each human mind is the totality of one flesh

Elizabeth
review

Book Review: The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King by Rich Cohen
Members Public

Bananas, it turns out, don't grow on trees, but instead are large herbs and are best classified as berries. The plant, which is actually a tall grass, can grow - from a cutting and not a seed - twenty inches in twenty-four hours. The banana we eat in the United

Elizabeth
book review

Book Review: A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
Members Public

Ernest Hemingway wrote and rewrote A Moveable Feast, the memoir of his impoverished years as a young writer in Paris, but was never satisfied. He could not decide on a title, or an ending, or which chapters to include or reject. In the end, he did not decide any of

Elizabeth
book review

Book Review: Luck Favors the Prepared by Nathaniel Barber
Members Public

In the first sentence of what turns into an uncommonly poignant and funny book, Nathaniel Barber dives headlong into a familiar topic: the interview for the job your don't want. We've all been there, sitting across from our future boss, being talked out of a position we never really wanted

Elizabeth
book review

I Broke My Own Rule: Book Review for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Members Public

This week I realized two things: 1) there are two people in this world I will assemble furniture for; and 2) there are two people in this world who could convince me to read young adult fiction. They happen to be the same two people: my stepdaughters. Both of their

Elizabeth
reading

Adventures with a Pair of Jon Krakauer Books
Members Public

Views for days from the summit of Old Speck in Maine. Summer in New England offers some of the best hiking in North America and, if Mother Nature grants us enough sunny weekends, the opportunity to tackle the 67 tallest peaks in the region. This is my second summer attempting

Elizabeth
book review