Wednesday, May 29 2002
Maggie Gee's eighth novel continues her fictional analysis of the social problems of contemporary England, and does so with the deftness and sureness of touch that readers already familiar with her work have come to expect.
A good effort for a first novel, and one that shows promise for Manning's future endeavors.
Empowerment is quite the prevalent theme in this book.
Mr. Bradbury can conjure up, in just a few deceptively throwaway sentences, more meaning and insight than most other authors could provide in many, many pages.
Akashic gives us 'The Eye of Cybele', a novel set as far away in space and time from his last as it is possible to be.
Sterry, a chicken no longer, brave enough to tell his tale, hoping it will do others some good.
Ford just may be the least catty writer in history. 'Other people's successes do not diminish you, your failures don't help others.'"
'Are we, as intellectuals, really all that qualified to lead society?' she remarks, then later states succinctly, 'The public is us.'"
Tuesday, May 28 2002
Friday, May 24 2002
Oprah Winfrey and her Ego live in a world of their own, her highly successful 'O' magazine further illustrates her epic distance from the reality of most Americans.
So in a post-September 11th world replete with conflicts from Afghanistan to continuous Palestinian-Israeli disputes, the lines between good and evil often seem blurry, and the cut-and-dry antics of galactic warriors instill a sense of hope, a realization of what morality should be. Who would've thought that the likes of Yoda, Obi Wan Kenobi and Chewbacca would serve as heroes for a celluloid generation whose sense of a world order would become crystal clear as a result of a few fictional characters?"
Thursday, May 23 2002