Tim Tan Huynh

Books category


7 Jan 2016Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, by Reza Aslan, separates the man from the myth and examines the legend. Because of the ancient topic, the author has to be detective and historian in addition to bard. Read post

Friday Night Lights

14 Aug 2015 — For a decade, I've been daydreaming about high-school football practices in early-morning August heat of a dusty Texan town. I have Friday Night Lights, both the book and its movie adaptation, to thank. Read post

Go Set a Watchman

28 Jul 2015 — Two weeks have passed since the highly anticipated release of the follow-up to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Go Set a Watchman is disappointing, but I can appreciate it as a reflection of the real world. Read post

To Kill a Mockingbird and its sequel

6 Feb 2015 — The literary world got a proverbial shot in the arm with news of a second Harper Lee book, Go Set a Watchman. The book is a big deal because of Ms Lee's long, self-imposed retirement and because it's a sequel to her classic debut. Read post

The Catcher in the Rye diamond jubilee

2 Sep 2014 — JD Salinger's masterpiece turned 60 this year. It was first published on July 16, 1951, but I waited until this time of year to celebrate everybody's favorite scholastic underachiever, Holden Caulfield. (Spoilers) Read post