Nick Schenkel Book Reviews

Arts & Culture
4:08 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Book Review: The Monkey's Voyage - How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life

Did monkeys cross the wide Atlantic Ocean - long ago - traveling from Africa to South America? The Monkey's Voyage suggests that yes, monkeys and other creatures did make many such journeys.  Delve into the fascinating world of bio-geography – and read why we find so many creatures distributed so widely across the varied landscapes and biomes of the world.

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Arts & Culture
7:45 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Book Review: When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed

A son of Indiana, Greenburg captures the look, the feel, the sounds of post Civil War Indiana with its characters taking up tumultuous lives right here in Lafayette.  A book that won a deserved place on Library Journal’s “Top Indie Fiction…Beyond the Best Sellers List” this Fall ,  Greenburg’s debut novel is one you’ll be glad you read!

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Arts & Culture
4:12 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Book Review: Sunrise

Life and death struggles, bullies and leaders, passionate love and searing hate; it all takes place in a post apocalyptic Illinois where the sun has been hidden for the many, many months and a frozen world of snow and gloom has taken over the US Midwest.  Sunrise is the concluding chapter in Hoosier Mike Mullin’s trilogy of life after the eruption of the Yellowstone super-volcano. It's a concluding read you don’t want to miss!

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Arts & Culture
7:36 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Book Review: Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame

Jock athletes, jock writers - athletes of Jewish birth and upbringing have a long, award winning history of engagement and success in the sporting world.  Be they pugilists, baseball players, swimmers or essayists surely there is a sportsman/sportswoman among these fifty short biographies for you to enjoy!

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Arts & Culture
7:33 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Book Review: A Guide to Bars and Nightlife in the Sacred City

Ben Wachs is a fellow whose roots are deeply local.  And a fellow who has traveled the world since growing up in Greater Lafayette. The fruits of his travels blossom forth in this wonder-filled, often fanciful collection of short stories set in often gritty urban environments around the world. This "guide" is a book worthy of frequent detours of reading pleasures.

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