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Bach In Black: Or, Don’t Knock the Rock (Redux)

Within the context of their respective times and musical forms, then, I conclude both Bach and AC-DC are equally valid. Read More »

Author Buzz: The Ubiquitous Mr. Gladwell

Zeitgeist, I! I can spot a book fad a release date away. A few months ago New Yorker staff writer, Malcolm Gladwell, gave a reading on CSPAN-BookTV for the release of his upcoming book, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, and, I admit it, I was captivated. Its subject was immediate, its logic ‘felt right’. The author, looking like ... Read More »

Book(fly) review: Mixed Bruen

Ken Bruen pushes it. A coke addict lead? Down’s Syndrome? Decapitated swans? Heading chapters with ominous epigrams, cutting dialogue to verse and writing narrative that is often closer to bulleted memoranda, clearly Bruen is going for first prize in the unending James Ellroy, blacker-than-black, who-can-out-noir-who, “No, I’m the heir to Dashiell Hammet!” contest among current crime fiction novelists. And, despite ... Read More »