The Uninvited, The Bookseller, Brain on Fire, and a Few Colorful Lies | Books for Dudes

Brain on Fire

It’s December with temps in the 30s; I guess autumn really is over. I had fun extending my triathlon season into October, but all good things must end, including the only book I really sat down with over the past few months, Color Stories by Benjamin Moore (covered below). I relied on my minions to […]

Professional Media Review, September 15, 2012

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Spratford, Becky Siegel. The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror. 2nd ed. ALA. 2012. 184p. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780838911129. pap. $48. PRO MEDIA Here is an excellent readers’ advisory book for those unfamiliar with the horror genre as well as those who want to round out their collections. Spratford coauthored the first edition in 2004, and […]

Prior Misconduct: Historical True Crime | Collection Development

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While abhorrent to some, the appeal of historical true crime is not so difficult to imagine: vivid eras are brought to life in these accounts, many of which are assiduously researched, footnoted, and indexed. Furthermore, the story lines offer readers many compensations—the satisfaction of the compulsion to face the worst in human nature; the assurance that justice has been done; and, certainly not least, the chance to empathize with and offer witness to the victims in their hours of need.

Classic Returns: Strippers, Street Punks, and Shipkillers

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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 […]

Professional Media Reviews, May 15, 2012

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Professional Media Reviews, May 15, 2012

Adieu to Alison Scott

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Adieu to Alison Scott

Give 'Em What They Want, Then Give 'Em the Good Stuff: Why We Can't Afford to Focus on Small Press

Give 'Em What They Want, Then Give 'Em the Good Stuff: Why We Can't Afford to Focus on Small Press

Jay-Z's Decoded Wins Inaugural Street Lit Book Award

Jay-Z's Decoded Wins Inaugural Street Lit Book Award

Lariat Award 2011: Texas Librarians Round Up Great Fiction

Lariat Award 2011: Texas Librarians Round Up Great Fiction

Three Times Is Very Charming

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Three Times Is Very Charming

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