REVIEW: The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

The reader expresses mixed feelings about "The Glass Hotel" by Emily St. John Mandel. They praise Mandel's writing but criticize the non-linear, multiple-perspective narrative. They felt the story lacked momentum and consistency, but found elements, like the Hotel Caiette setting and the concept of a "counter life", intriguing.

REVIEW: The Apology by Christian TeBordo

"The Apology" by Christian TeBordo is a thought-provoking novel, reminiscent of a subversion of The Office and Fargo, spun with Albert Camus's existential philosophy. It evokes an immersive narrative with 'punk rock' vibes that discusses existential dread in nonchalant yet consequential ways.