Tuesday, June 10 2003
A charming little fairytale about love in the modern world, told with a poetic, old-fashioned voice, which manages to capture and allure throughout its sparsely filled 74 pages.
It's a rippling current through a sordid world encased by fear, politics and familial bonds.
Readers will be hard-pressed to find any sort of narrative, character development, or style in Heche's muddle of self-discovery.
Tuesday, June 3 2003
There's the triumvirate of violence, sex, and drugs but, ultimately, very little for the reader to get high about.
For starters, forget that Margaret Atwood is known as a novelist.
Gee, remember when being 'anti-war' was considered a good thing? Or at least not tantamount to treason? Remember when being questioning, critical, or even contemptuous of authority was not only accepted, it was a part of the American character?"
Wardle plays games with rhyme, resting content with near- or para-rhyme.
For readers who enjoy a good legal story or suspense tale.
Wednesday, May 21 2003
Men want permanent monogamous marriages but apparently they act like jerks and behave as if they don't.
Poker Nation by Andy Bellin and Positively Fifth Street: Murderers, Cheetahs, and Binion’s World Ser
A word of warning to the reader: do not expect a book solely about poker.
Reading the novel, one senses that Uphadyay's mastery lies in his simple writing style.
Our state of ignorance, blissful or otherwise, is anything but a laughing matter these days.
Wednesday, May 14 2003
A meticulous book as dense and pummeling as the music it chronicles.
These stories vibrate with the darker sides of civilization and the animal within, proving there is something valuable here beyond the prurient.
Copus is above all a poet of enquiry and careful scrutiny, using conceits of almost metaphysical intensity to trigger the reader's curiosity.
While it makes for good reading loaded with great description, it can definitely been seen as biased, and therefore non-credible.
Tuesday, May 6 2003
Warner takes his research and formulates a riveting story, a horror thriller fit for the most ardent fan of the genre. It's about harvesting organs and executing political prisoners according to a waiting (and cash carrying) recipient's need.
His purpose is to spark public debate before we go further down a road we will surely come to wish we had never traveled.
There's bad luck, rotten luck and then there's 'crumbluck' -- the brand of luck that seems something less than random, something closer to fate.
Couldn’t Keep it to Myself: Wally Lamb and the Women of York Correctional Institution, Testimonies f
An inside look at the women behind the bars of a maximum security Connecticut prison, incarcerated for crimes whose breadth spans larceny by embezzlement to homicide in the first degree to manslaughter due to emotional duress.