Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
By Melanie Blanco
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
, Courier Staff Writer
Many of you have heard of the author, Nicholas Sparks, who wrote The Notebook
, which was made into a major motion picture last year. Sparks has written several other books, too, including The Rescue,
which I read recently.
the first of Sparks' books to reach number one on the New York Times
bestseller list, is about a man named Taylor McAden, a volunteer fireman who dreams of saving as many lives as possible. To do so, Taylor takes extreme and terrifying chances while carrying out his fireman's duties.
While he's eager to face the dangers of firefighting, he's reluctant to face the dangers inherent in falling in love. In heroic firefighter mode, he rescues several women, and sometimes romance with the rescued seems ready to catch fire, but he quickly snuffs out such relationships before the nascent loves become inflamed.
Posted by courier at 09:36 AM. Filed under: Entertainment
1 comment • Permalink
Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the
By Jessica Stewart
Rise of Raunch Culture by Ariel Levy
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Free Press (October 3, 2006)
, Courier Editor-in-Chief
Female Chauvinist Pigs
“Women had come so far, I learned, we no longer needed to worry about objectification or misogyny. Instead, it was time for us to join the frat party of pop culture, where men had been enjoying themselves all along. If Male Chauvinist Pigs were men who regarded women as pieces of meat, we would outdo them and be Female Chauvinist Pigs: women who make sex objects of other women and of ourselves.”
is one of the most interesting books I have read for years. As the title implies, it explores the new breed of chauvinist pigs: females. I do not say women because female chauvinist pigs (FCPs) can be found at any age, something one cannot help but notice when walking around Logan’s campus or flipping through a teen magazine. I definitely recommend this book in the hopes that some FCPs read it and realize just how ridiculous they and their confused excuses are.
Posted by courier at 08:23 AM. Filed under: Entertainment
1 comment • Permalink