Jim Marrs takes us on a wild ride into secret societies, Nazi wonder weapons, and why the Council of Foreign Relations is responsible for every bad thing ever.
“Hunting with Eagles” by Palani Mohan offers a rare glimpse into a vanishing way of life captured by a photojournalist nomad.
This week I review “A Kingdom in Crisis,” by Andrew MacGregor Marshall, a fearless expose of Thailand’s corrupt politics and looming succession crisis.
This week I review “Singapore Noir,” edited by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, about the dreamers, desperation, and bad decisions that make up the noir genre in a city with no crime. This is good crime fiction, lah.
At the New York Journal of Books, I review On the Noodle Road, by Jen Lin-Liu, which is “. . . a fascinating exploration of some lesser-known corners of the Asian continent and a portrait of a marriage under extreme circumstances . . .”
This week at CCLaP, Karl Wolff reviews “The Cage” by Gordon Weiss, a former UN worker who writes about the human rights disaster of Sri Lanka in its battle with the Tamil Tigers.
The final volume of Kissinger’s memoirs details his tenure in the Ford Administration, along with my analysis on our current foreign policy situation and what conservatism has become.
A Cultural History of the Chinese Language by Sharron Gu attempts to provide a means for non-specialists to approach Chinese, not from the technical and scientific discipline of linguistics, but from the discipline of literary history.
The first part in a series dedicated to examining the science fiction and fantasy films from 1979 to 1989. The series will investigate whether these films possess certain ineffable qualities missing from today’s… Continue reading
Hav by the Welsh travel writer Jan Morris is a very Borgesian work, bringing to mind the Argentinean writer’s love for mirrors and labyrinths. There is even a character named Dr. Borge and… Continue reading