Archives: Yair Ben-Zvi

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Book Review: "Disorderly" by Jayme K. | July 23, 2013
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Book Review: "The Dog Stars" by Peter Heller | June 8, 2013
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Book Review: "Youth" by Jayme K. | June 5, 2013
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Book Review: "The Funny Man" by John Warner | May 30, 2013
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Book Review: "Awakening" by Ray N. Kuili | May 23, 2013
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Book Review: "The Age of Miracles" by Karen Thompson Walker | May 16, 2013
Today's book review: Karen Thompson Walker's heavily hyped apocalyptic relationship drama, "The Age of Miracles." Says reviewer Yair Ben-Zvi, "Where the book really shines for me is in its description of childhood and its inherent tragedy, especially in modern times. Yes, in a book about the end of the world, it's the indictment of growing up in the modern world that deserves the most mention." | Read entire entry

Book Review: "The Average American Marriage" by Chad Kultgen | May 9, 2013
Today's book review: The indie-hot sequel to its controversial original, "The Average American Marriage" by Chad Kultgen. Says reviewer Yair Ben-Zvi: "A good book, hilarious, and the humor goes hand in expert hand with the acidic critique of the modern American life." | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Connecting Two Worlds" by Anthony T Simeone | May 8, 2013
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Book Review: "Beyond the North Wind" by Mark Carew | May 2, 2013
Today's book review: The self-published, alpine-set relationship actioner "Beyond the North Wind," by Mark Carew. Says reviewer yair Ben-Zvi, "All the depth and grace of a novel published by any of the major houses...it's very good, even great at times." | Read entire entry

Book Review: "The Retrospective" by A.B. Yehoshua | April 25, 2013
Today's book review: "The Retrospective," the latest by "bad-boy" Israeli novelist A.B. Yehoshua. Sums up reviewer Yair Ben-Zvi, "One part film study, one part My Dinner with Andre, another part concluding scene to the Grapes of Wrath coupled with Roman art, and a distinctly Israeli flavor to the proceedings that gives the text a soft and languid warmth that, unfortunately, also slows and at times suffocates the text to a maddening stall." | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Trickster", by Jeff Somers | April 18, 2013
Today's book review: "Trickster" by Jeff Somers, an urban fantasy story about people who cut themselves in order to perform magic, and the first volume in a coming trilogy. Says reviewer Yair Ben-Zvi, "Though [the book] doesn't deliver on most of its ideas and some of the descriptions and imagery are less than graceful, there's enough good here to warrant a read." | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Beautiful Ruins," by Jess Walter | April 11, 2013
Today's book review: "Beautiful Ruins," the newest by revered novelist Jess Walter, a sprawling relationship story that lasts for decades and spans the globe. Reviewer Yair Ben-Zvi sums up, "In case I've been too coy, I'll just say read this book. Do it now. It's worth that, and so much more." | Read entire entry

Say hello to CCLaP's new book reviewers! | April 8, 2013
CCLaP is happy to announce two new book reviewers joining our blog staff starting today, Travis Fortney out of Chicago and Yair Ben-Zvi in California, combining with current staffers Karl Wolff and Jason Pettus so to start offering again thoughtful long-form critical essays every single day of the week. Click through for details, photos, a look at our new weekly posting schedule, and an update about our new monthly magazine that gathers up all these reviews! | Read entire entry

Book review: "Peer Gynt," by Henrik Ibsen | April 6, 2013
Today's book review: The 1876 classic "Peer Gynt" by Henrik Ibsen, often described as THE quintessential Norwegian drama. Says reviewer Yair Ben-Zvi, "It's brilliant, unwieldy, and something awesome, truly. Read it." | Read entire entry

Book reviews: Master list | April 15, 2007
The master list of all books reviewed through the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography. | Read entire entry