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Something good on AMC

The restored version of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly will show on AMC Saturday, May 10th at 8 p.m. uncut and without commercials as part of their Film Preservation Festival (with a number of repeats throughout the month). It features scenes which were never shown in the US with new english vocal tracks recorded by Clint Eastwood and ... Read More »

No Way to Treat a First Lady

Hey, I promised you some book reviews, didn’t I? I always forget to do them, ’cause unlike with movies, the second I finish a book I start in on another. But I finished No Way to Treat a First Lady by Christopher Buckley last week sometime. If you’re wondering, yes, he’s the son of that other Buckley, the one with ... Read More »

Pulp! Magazines!

The Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale will once again take place at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, in the lower level of the Lillian Smith Branch of the Toronto Public Library Saturday, April 26, 2003, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The Show will again feature a select dealers’ room of pulp magazines, pulp related items and reprints, rare ... Read More »

William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition

Gibson's best novel since Neuromancer, Pattern Recognition is the first of his works to even come close to matching his initial achievement, and may actually exceed it. Read More »

Undercover Stripper

There is a sub-genre in crime fiction, the comedic Florida crime novel. The prime proponent is Carl Hiaasen, but there’s a whole bunch of them: Tim Dorsey, Edna Buchanan, Les Standiford, Elmore Leonard and even Dave Barry. Most of them wrote chapters in a book Naked Came the Manatee if you want a good introduction. And, as Dave Barry often ... Read More »

Lost in a Good Book

The further adventures of Thursday Next from The Eyre Affair. Read More »

Back Story, by Robert B. Parker

Spenser and his crew are back for another wiscracking adventure Read More »

Tracy Flick Gets Over Herself

Donna Tartt is a lot like Reese Witherspoon's character in the movie Election -- smart, ambitious, and annoyingly superficial. Read More »

That Was the Year that Was

Books and albums of 2002 in review, posted on my personal blog a month ago, but somehow never posted over here... My bad. Read More »

The Life of Pi by Yann Martel

The Life of Pi is a great story but will it make you believe in God? Read More »