PositiveLibrary Journal[Villoro\'s] design gives readers the opportunity to decide on their own where to start and where to end, much like a traveler or visitor would decide what spaces to explore. In so doing, readers create their own personal version of the story ... Villoro is not for the casual reader but for those who are interested in a deeply complex yet personal social history of Mexico City.
RaveLibrary JournalShifting seamlessly from travelog to history to nature writing, Davis weaves together a fascinating story of the geographical and cultural diversity of the Rio Magdalena, a diversity that characterizes the spirit of Colombia. Recommended for those who enjoy good writing, and all interested in a new perspective on personal narratives.
PositiveLibrary JournalWhile occasionally repetitive, Emanuel is uniquely positioned to offer this perspective, and it is rare to find a positive book about current politics. He presents a hopeful message that many need to hear.
RaveLibrary JournalThrough these stories, Sharlet not only looks at their pain, but explores his own, and confronts these stories not by glamorizing the suffering, but humanizing it by breaking through the isolation and getting to know the subjects of his images, erasing the line between journalist and subject ... Sharlet provides a poignant and wholly intimate portrait of the lives of those who are often overlooked in our society, breathing a sense of humanity into a part of our world that is so often inhumane. A highly recommended book that is at times difficult to take in and difficult to put down.