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Book Review: The River, by Edward Hooper

One of the larger questions concerns our experiments on third world people, prisoners and the mentally challenged. Read More »

Book Review: The Road to Wigan Pier

Orwell presented British socialism as an unreal vision peddled by marginal people to an untrusting public. Read More »

Book Review: True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey

Ned Kelly, Aussie outlaw, draws guns and attention--not hard when one of his men shows up for raids and robberies in a dress. Read More »

Book Review: Killing Yourself to Live : 85% of a True Story by Chuck Klosterman

A bait and switch that doesn't bother me at all Read More »

Book Review: Chasing the Roswell Alien

Area 51 is the scene of Glenn Marcel's second book in his sci-fi series. Read More »

Book Review: Cashing In with Content

The case studies are extra useful because they're based on lesser-known sites. Read More »

Book Review: Mind Game – Steve Goldman, Baseball Prospectus Team of Experts publication Mind Game, all about the 2004 Red Sox champion team is numbers complemented by words. Read More »

Book Review: Gould’s Book of Fish: A Novel in Twelve Fish by Richard Flanagan

"The story of a sewer rat made worse" ricochets page-to-page with passion and compassion, from the rhapsodic to Rabelaisian, from dark to darkly-humored. Read More »

Book Review: Duel: A True Story of Death and Honour by James Landale

James Landale's ancestor, an otherwise apparently dull but worthy Scottish businessman, fought the last known fatal duel in the nation's history. Read More »

Book Review: Theodore Levin’s The Hundred Thousand Fools of God

One of the best books I've read on Central Asia - a travelogue, a musical analysis, a cultural analysis, an historical analysis, and a religious journey. Read More »