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Sunday, January 1 1995

Fool’s Gold by Jane S. Smith

PULL.


Freakshow: Misadventures in the Counter-culture by Albert Goldman

By the end of an absorbing piece, Goldman concludes that rock acts 'like a magnet, drawing into its field a host of heterogeneous materials that has fallen quickly into patterns. No other cultural force in modern times has possessed its power of synthesis'.


Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist (The Gonzo Letters, volume

'Fear and Loathing in America' . . . helps distinguish the difference between a writer and the work, which has always been a source of aggravation for Thompson. . . the general assumption was that because he 'wrote' about being stoned, he always 'was'.


The Fish Can Sing by Halldór Laxness

... not only an important work by a Nobel laureate who brought his modern country lasting literary fame, but also the fascinating voice of an earlier, more insular Iceland.


Fixer Chao by Han Ong

Feng Shui is the so-called ancient Chinese art of arranging one's environment to promote peace and prosperity. Its popularity among the well-to-do in this country speaks volumes about how certain kinds of knowledge, including quasi-knowledge, are appropriated and consumed by different social classes. This is what makes 'Fixer Chao' so timely and worthwhile.


Falun Gong’s Challenge to China: Spiritual Practice or “Evil Cult”? by Danny Schechter

It's almost unbelievable, the scope of these abuses, and the sheer insanity of the accusations being made -- how on earth could a seventy-year-old grandmother, a former school principal and lifetime Communist Party member, be considered a 'dangerous revolutionary?'"


Fearless Jones by Walter Mosley

Punctuated by illicit sexual forays, bursts of rage, terse interpretations of 1950s middle-class Caucasian Judeo-Christian priorities, and a few songs of the Old South, 'Fearless Jones' leaves very few stones unturned.


Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

As all-American as anything you can name, fast food has become a serious staple of our daily life and created a cult of franchises that extends into the clothing industry and beyond.


Fault Lines: Stories of Divorce by Caitlin Shetterly, editor

The Iwo Jima Memorial or the Wall at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial hasn't ended human conflict. But we do need those memorials, and we need these stories, if only to look at the names that hover in the shimmering black surface.


Flash Fortune by Todd Hayes (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Empire Falls by Richard Russo (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Empire Falls by Richard Russo (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Dogwalker by Arthur Bradford (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Dreamcatcher by Stephen King (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Crazy Rhythm by Leonard Garment (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Chum by Mark Spitzer (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Choke by Chuck Palahniuk (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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