American lit from Sherwood Anderson, a Bill Pronzini “Nameless Detective” mystery, classic sf from Jules Verne, and the street punks that launched Harlan Ellison’s career. Plus an odd mix of nonfiction.
Well, kids, it’s been awhile, hasn’t it? The column has been on hiatus while a few tangles were combed out, but now we’re back with a vengeance. In fiction, we’ve got some hardcore American and Japanese lit, some sf, a few femalecentric mysteries, and, my favorite, what arguably can be considered early street lit by […]
Geeky Friday: Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein Alive, Alive! Comic, Avenger$ (cha-ching!), James Bond Skyfall trailer, Hubbard Audio Gold, Sgt. Pepper Turns 45
As Lewis Carroll’s Alice so aptly points out, “What is the use of a book…without pictures or conversations?” Welcome to RA Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge, and whole-collection reader’s advisory service goes where it may. In this column, all things Jane Eyre lead me down a winding path. Begin: Jane Eyre. […]
By Michael Rogers Fiction | Nonfiction Fiction Appel, Benjamin. Brain Guy/Plunder. 338p. ISBN 1-933586-01-X [ISBN 978-1-933586-01-4]. Rabe, Peter. Blood on the Desert/A House in Naples. 308p. ISBN 1-933586-00-1 [ISBN 978-1-933586-00-7]. Randisi, Robert J. The Ham Reporter/The Disappearance of Penny. 335p. ISBN 0-9749438-9-4 [ISBN 978-0-9749438-9-3]. ea. vol: Stark House. Jan. 2006. pap. $19.95. F A fine […]
By Ron Ratliff Not long before he passed away, Irish-born writer C.S. Lewis (1898 – 1963) said that he doubted anyone would read his books five years after his death. He could not have been more wrong. Some 42 years later, he is probably the most popular Christian writer in print. Lewis published a number […]