Monthly Archive: January, 2014

CCLaP Fridays: The Beatles Are Here!, edited by Penelope Rowlands

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This week Karl Wolff reviews “The Beatles Are Here!” by Penelope Rowlands, a look back at the Fab Four’s impact on the lives of musicians, writers, and longtime fans.

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CCLaP Fridays: The Compostela Cube, by Paul Cavilla

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This week Karl Wolff reviews, “The Compostela Cube,” by Paul Cavilla, in which a relic hunter and an artifact historian team up to find a magical object that will save the world.

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Commonplace Book: “It’s Medieval”

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Aaronow doesn’t think they’re serious about cutting the sales force. Moss disagrees.

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The Lance Carbuncle Interview

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Over at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography, Sloughing Off the Rot received my pick for Best Bizarro Literature Book for 2013. I talk with the author, Reverend Lance Carbuncle, about the book’s inspiration, his work schedule, and blumpkins. Seriously, what’s with those things?

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Arik: The Life of Ariel Sharon, by David Landau @ NYJB

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Over at the New York Journal of Books, I reviewed Arik: The Life of Ariel Sharon, where I state that, “Sharon lived a life saturated with controversy. Mr. Landau’s biography paints a comprehensive picture of Ariel Sharon, a man easy to hate, but harder to understand.”

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CCLaP Fridays: “The Mustache He’s Always Wanted But Could Never Grow and Other Stories,” by Brian Alan Ellis

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This week Karl Wolff reviews Brian Alan Ellis’s short story collection, “The Mustache He’s Always Wanted but Could Never Grow,” a lowbrow bizarro collection of sex crazed lunatics, professional wrestlers, and other of society’s derelicts.

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The Burglary, by Betty Medsger @ NYJB

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“The Burglary shows how a small group of committed individuals performed the bravest act of all, exposing Hoover . . .” – See more at: http://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/book-review/burglary-j-edgar-hoover#sthash.4xcuE9qY.dpuf

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CCLaP Fridays: The Year in Books, My Personal Picks

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Gunmages, Nazi mind readers, sovereign debt, democracy versus authoritarianism … all that in more in Karl Wolff’s picks for the 2013 Year in Books.

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