Monthly Archive: January, 2016

Critic’s Notebook: David Bowie and the Physiology of Taste

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The Argument David Bowie’s recent death has closed a page on music history. On a more personal level, Bowie has been a constant in my life for decades. Beyond mere 80s nostalgia (Labyrinth)… Continue reading

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CCLaP Fridays: Voltaire’s Excellent Adventure: The Broken Boarder: Gatsby, Booze, and Hot Philosopher Action! By Martin D. Gibbs and Arthur Graham

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This week I review a rollicking metafictional postmodernist romp that involves philosophy, drinking, and squirrels.

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The Prison in Antares, by Mike Resnick @ CCLaP

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This week I review Mike Resnick’s fast-paced military sci fi novel, The Prison in Antares, at CCLaP.

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Translation Tuesdays: Arvida, by Samuel Archibald @ NYJB

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The small town of Arvida, Quebec, becomes the focal point for Samuel Archibald’s haunting short story collection.

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Wilberforce, by HS Cross @ NYJB

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In “Wilberforce” HS Cross crafts passages of agonizing psychological self-torment with a master’s ear for the perfect phrase.

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CCLaP Fridays: Selected Letters of Norman Mailer, edited by J. Michael Lennon

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This week I review Norman Mailer’s selected letters, giving a new perspective on an iconic and controversial author.

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CCLaP Year in Books 2015: The CCLaP Guilty Pleasure Awards

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Ready for some guilty pleasures? I know I am.

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