Category Archives: Marion’s Favorite Books

Marion’s favorite books that he has reviewed.

Book Review 124: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor has been an author on my radar for quite some time.  I had seen her books mentioned on the internet and in used bookstores over the past year.  I will admit I was reluctant to read one of her novels…until now.

Actually, Binti is a novella chronicling a young woman’s journey to Oozma University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy.  She is the first of her people, the Himba, to receive such an honor.   Being a teenager, Binti is conflicted by her desire to go to Oozma University and the connection to her family and people.

The journey is fraught with peril in terms of an alien race, The Meduse, who have longed warred with human beings. Binti becomes an unexpected peacemaker during the voyage and offers a possible bridge between the long standing human-alien conflict.

I read Binti in two hours and connected with the protagonist.  Binti is the first book of a trilogy and the novella ends in a normal fashion for the opening book of a series.  If you are looking for a quick read featuring an engaging protagonist and space intrigue, Binti fits the bill.  Recommended.

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Book Review 120: The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

    Some novels read fast. Non-stop page turning action that grabs your imagination and doesn’t let go until you finish. Other novels read slowly like eating a well-cooked meal at your favorite restaurant.  You take the time to eat your meal with a glass of the restaurant’s best wine.  Well, The Golem and the Jinni… Continue Reading

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Book Review 112: Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins

Is the starving artist path the only accepted way in our society for an artist? Jeff Goins answers that question in his latest book, Real Artists Don’t Starve (Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age). The starving artist mythos has been accepted by our culture and Goins has come up with twelve practical… Continue Reading

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Book Review 110: Make Art Make Money by Elizabeth Hyde Stevens

Is it possible to succeed as an artist and entrepreneur? Elizabeth Hyde Stevens examines this question in her book, Make Art Make Money, about how Jim Henson navigated the parallel worlds of art and business to become one of the greatest American artist-entrepreneurs. Make Art Make Money explores how this gentle man had an innate… Continue Reading

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