The High Mountains of Portugal: A Thoughtful but Underwhelming Study of Grief

by Mary Kate Costigan Never let it be said that Yann Martel doesn’t like wild animals. Fifteen years ago he […]

In “Alive, Alive Oh!”, Diana Athill Remembers a Remarkable Life

By Mary Kate Costigan At 97 years old, Diana Athill has a lot of story to tell. Biographical details alone […]

“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” Gives an Unlikely Lesson in Adaptation, is Awesome While Doing So

by Mary Kate Costigan As a teenager, I once made a list of inaccuracies between Harry Potter and the Prisoner […]

The Buried Giant: Why the Fantastic Isn’t Always Important in Fantasy

by Mary Kate Costigan In his first novel in ten years, Booker Prize winning author Kazuo Ishiguro enters a realm […]

Christopher Buckley Satirizes Medieval Europe in ‘The Relic Master’

by Mary Kate Costigan “Dismas might have purchased the finger bone of the Apostle Thomas, but there was something not […]