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Set in Jamaica, Kei Miller’s Augustown is full of local color. There are a couple of storylines: a preacherman claims he can fly and will fly up to heaven, a schoolboy named Kaia gets his dreadlocks cut by a frustrated … Continue reading
I enjoy books that go behind the scenes of Hollywood and explain show business and David Mamet’s Bambi vs. Godzilla: On the Nature, Purpose, and Practice of the Movie Business. does that beautifully. Writer, director Mamet, as you’d expect, provides … Continue reading
Graphic novel, The Sky over Louvre by Bernar Yslaire and Jean-Claude Carriere covers the Reign of Terror when Robespierre and the Jacobins maintained power through terrorism. Revolutionary and artist Jacques-Louis David is looking for a model for his polemic painting. … Continue reading
The best book, certainly the best memoir, that I’ve read in years, The Journey into the Whirlwind by Eugenia Semyonovna Ginzburg chronicles her experience of imprisonment in USSR during the Stalin era. Since she saw no evidence against her colleague, … Continue reading
We all know that Chicago has a history of corruption, but do you know the chief actors: Bathhouse John and Hinky Dink Kenna? In the Gilded Age till Al Capone gained power, aldermen Bathhouse John and Hinky Dink Kenna dominated … Continue reading
The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles tells the story of a man who lives on a coast far from anyone else. His mission is to find and fetch bottles from the … The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles
I thought Alex Robinson’s Too Cool to be Forgotten would be a quick read. For me it wasn’t. It never grabbed me so it took a couple weeks to finish. In Too Cool to be Forgotten a middle aged man … Continue reading
I found this animated reading from a chapter of C. S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity.
At Frank Lloyd Wright’s home. Books Books as art. Wabi sabi with old books.