Search Results: "Nassim Assefi"


BOOK REVIEW

ARIA by Nassim Assefi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2007

"Assefi conveys Jasmine's desolation effectively, and the finale in Iran is somewhat affecting. But genuine emotion is undermined again and again by hokum and histrionics—the novel is as heavy-handed as it is heavy-hearted."
After the accidental death of her five-year-old daughter, a grief-stricken oncologist embarks on a year-long round-the-world spiritual journey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANTIFRAGILE by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"A stimulating modern rejoinder to Joseph Schumpeter's notion of creative destruction."
Engineer and trend-watcher Taleb builds on his best-selling hit The Black Swan (2007) to limn a world of uncertainty and chaos. Read full book review >