“Young Once is an elegant noir written by a master prose stylist.” Continue reading Translation Tuesdays: Young Once, by Patrick Modiano @ NYJB
We like stuff! Yes we do!
We like stuff! How ’bout you? Continue reading Critic’s Notebook: Rave vs. Review vs. Recommendation
Will the Doctor save the universe? Continue reading Espresso Shots: Big Bang Generation, by Gary Russell (Doctor Who: The Glamour Chronicles)
Liar, liar, pants on fire. Continue reading When Presidents Lie: a history of official deception and its consequences, by Eric Alterman
Earnest saves his family. Continue reading The Ride of Our Lives: Roadside Lessons of an American Family, by Mike Leonard
If you are looking for a short novel to scratch that Mad Men itch, The Partners is the novel for you. Continue reading Espresso Shots: The Partners by Louis Auchincloss
Have you been washing your hands? Obeying social distancing guidelines? If not, please do so. Let’s combat this pandemic and then we can get on with the rest of our lives. Anyone else really want to go to a bookstore or a mall or a restaurant? The lockdown has given me time to update the blog. I have begun the CCLaP review updates, updating nearly a dozen blog entries, including book reviews and essays. I have also updated all my Joe Bob Briggs website book reviews. These include two “lost” book reviews. I categorize them as “lost” because Joe Bob … Continue reading Blog Update: Shelter in Place II plus 2 “lost” reviews!
A short update in these challenging times. The rainy weather and Shelter In Place order have conspired to make staying inside the sane choice. Now that everything is closed (except essential services) and COVID-19 ravages the landscape like the Angel of Death, I have started the process of updating my blog. I have started adding text for my voluminous CCLaP reviews. CCLaP, aka The Chicago Center for Literature and Photography, closed its metaphorical doors a few years ago. At present there are only a handful of CCLaP reviews up. For your reference, I am proceeding from the most recent (2019) … Continue reading Blog Update: Shelter in Place Edition
My article on The Dune Encyclopedia is in the latest issue of Litteraria Pragensia. Continue reading Avant-Futures from Litteraria Pragensia
“If removing a president was easy, Congress would probably do it all the time, since that august body is populated by the representatives of a fickle, emotional, and befuddled populace.” Continue reading History Fridays: How to Get Rid of a President: History’s Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives by David Preiss