Wednesday, February 26 2014
There ain't no party like a Slavic party, 1939. We get romance and moonshine in advance of the blitzkrieg in this humorous first novel.
Tuesday, February 25 2014
Rohan Wilson composes a work of historical fiction that never shies away from the horrors that gave birth to modern-day Tasmania.
Unorthodox literary tactics imbue Fallen Land with psychological drama, keen social commentary, and riveting suspense all at once.
Monday, February 24 2014
One of the earliest, and most illegal, social networks led to one of the greatest technological revolutions of our time.
Imagining the world ending is a safe kind of fantasy because, deep down inside, we don’t think it can actually happen.
Friday, February 21 2014
This is an elegant, concise book on the entanglement of feminism with imperialism by a foremost anthropologist in her field.
Thursday, February 20 2014
A London Year chronicles marvelous tales and observations by writers known and unknown.
In Simple Dreams Grammy Award wining Linda Ronstadt takes readers on a ride through the landscape of America's '60s and '70s music.
Wednesday, February 19 2014
Dave Berg's Mad work reveals the true motivations of people, their selfishness and greed, and their utter ridiculousness.
Books about the Fab Four need to justify themselves. The Beatles Solo, a handsome but information-light and overpriced doorstop, doesn't get there.
Tuesday, February 18 2014
Terrorists want to kill the US Secretary of State; sensitive information is in danger of falling into the wrong hands. What more do you need?
Monday, February 17 2014
Robert Stone has set his terrific new novel at a fictional school called "Amesbury". But don't be fooled. The institution he indicts is Yale University.
Thinking of Gertrude Stein’s work in traditional storytelling terms is an exercise in futility. So how should one think of this?
Friday, February 14 2014
In Roddy Doyle’s many-years-on follow-up to The Commitments a middle-aged Dublin rocker faces mortality and a serious case of Nick Hornby-itis.
Thursday, February 13 2014
The question of the narrator of Histoire de Melody Nelson and its title nymph can only be answered by exploring the questions surrounding Serge Gainsbourg himself.
Like The Woman in Black, The Mist in the Mirror proves Susan Hill is a master at spinning a good old fashioned ghost story.
Wednesday, February 12 2014
Black metal is often reduced to a slew of clichés, but Black Metal unpacks the genre’s history in its true form via a huge cast of characters.
Little Feat's sound evolved and changed, creating a heady mixture of pop, rock R&B, boogie, country, soul, funk and jazz.
Tuesday, February 11 2014
Apple versus Google: "It is the defining business battle of a generation", and Fred Vogeistein explains why.
Stephen Walsh finds the human drama in Musorgsky and His Circle, the story of "a commando unit of Russian composers forcing themselves on the attention of an unsuspecting world."