Book Review: Saints by Gene Luen Yang

Saints written and illustrated by Gene Luen Yang In the mid-1880s, a girl is born into a Chinese family. She was the fourth daughter, though her three older sisters are already dead. The family doesn’t name her and takes to calling her “Four-Girl.” “Four” is a homonym for “death,” so it’s sort of a joke. [Read More…]

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Book Review: Father Gaetano’s Puppet Catechism by M. Mignola and C. Golden

Father Gaetano’s Puppet Catechism by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden World War II Sicily is home to much hardship. The church of San Domenico has just lost its priest so young Father Gaetano is assigned. The parish rectory has been converted to an orphanage that is supported by nuns from the next-door convent. The children [Read More…]

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Book Review: Purgatory by Dante

The Divine Comedy Volume II: Purgatory by Dante Aligheri, translated with an introduction, notes, and commentary by Mark Musa Here’s the link to my review of Volume I: Inferno. Dante the Pilgrim continues his journey through the afterlife. Having slogged his way through Hell and come out on the other side of the earth, he [Read More…]

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