Happy birthday to us! English Kills Review was launched one year ago. To celebrate, we’re looking back over the last year and reflecting on some of the books and authors we’ve written about. Below is a short list of our favorite books, in no particular order:
A reflection of the modern American family along with mild, off-putting humor leading to the sorts of anxieties that drive deeply cerebral plots combined with Chinese food fantasies.
A narrative voice that navigates between precocious and insightful while also providing plenty of laughter and sometimes sadness driven by strongly genuine characters.
Humorously captures the do-nothing generation and the desperation at the root cause of those anxieties.
The novel embodies the fear of every New Yorker ever: to be driven from the city by money concerns. The duplicitous characters face vulnerability, impotence, and routine annoyances while holding themselves together.
A stunningly accurate portrayal of the male mind and ego while reflecting the fears, anxieties, and foibles of modern adulthood combined with incredible quotable prose and insights.