Tag: Book Review

Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: David Lynch and Kristine McKenna, “Room to Dream”

A detailed biography of an American auteur ...

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Book Review: “Miss Subways”

David Duchovny's third novel veers into the realm of science fiction...

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Book Review: “The Canadaland Guide to Canada”

July 1 is Canada Day. This year, our neighbors to the north are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the confederation of different British...

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Book Review: Tony Kashani, “Movies Change Lives”

Don't scoff! Movie can changes lives -- and that's not always a good thing....

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Book Review: “The James Bond Songs: Pop Anthems of Late Capitalism”

Are songs featured in James Bond movies forgettable? ...

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Book Review: Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart, “Clockwork Lives”

Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart return to the world of Albion in "Clockwork Lives"...

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Book Review: “Face the Music: A Life Exposed”

Is Paul Stanley's epitaph: "Loving father and husband; asshole bandmate?" ...

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Book Review: “Nailed! The Improbable Rise and Spectacular Fall of Lenny Dykstra”

Nailed!: The Improbable Rise and Spectacular Fall of Lenny Dykstra is a tragedy, but it is not a particularly novel one. It’s about...

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Book Review: “Love for Sale”

A few words from essayist Cliff Thompson....

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Bookshelf: Kevin J. Anderson, “Clockwork Angels”

Kevin J. Anderson expands on Neil Peart's lyrics to create a fuller story of Clockwork Angels....

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Book Review: Big Day Coming – Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie Rock

As a rock snot, music writer, and Young White Male, you’re kind of supposed to already know everything there is to know about Yo La...

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Book Review: Josh Ritter, “Bright’s Passage”

I must admit a few things before I begin: First, this is the only book review I have ever written. I’ve written reviews of concerts and...

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Book Review: Scott Miller, “Music: What Happened?”

Like many of you, I’ve always been a sucker for books about rock music, either about the music itself (e.g. Paul Zollo’s...

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Book Review: “Russell Wiley Is Out to Lunch”

There’s really nothing all that amusing about the newspaper industry’s death spiral, but that hasn’t stopped Richard Hine from using...

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Book Review: Todd Oldham, “Joan Jett”

Playwright, editor and hardcore "Jetthead" Kathleen Warnock gives us an in-depth review of Todd Oldham's new book chronicling the life and...

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Book Review: Charles Schulz, “The Complete Peanuts: 1973 to 1974”

I am a bald, neurotic person with poor social skills and an equally dismal amount of self-esteem. It is only logical that I see so much of...

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Book Review: “And Another Thing…The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy part Six”

When last we left Arthur Dent, he had arrived on planet Earth once again, now fully aware not only of Magrathea’s planet-building...

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Book Review: Lee Eisenberg, “Shoptimism”

Lee Eisenberg likes to shop. He also has a lot of perspective on how people sell and how people buy. He was the editor in chief of Esquire...

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Book Review: “Bowie: A Biography”

Being a Bowie fan is one thing; being a fan of Bowie books can be an altogether separate fetish. There’s such a wide variety of tomes...

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Book Review: Matt Springer, “Unconventional”

See, now this is what Fanboys wanted to be. The debut novel (or novella, as somewhat grumpily conceded in the Author’s Note) from...

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Book Review: Michael Lang (with Holly George-Warren), “The Road To Woodstock”

When it comes to telling the true story of Woodstock, more properly known as “An Aquarian Exposition: The Woodstock Music and Art...

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Book Review: Travis Elborough, “The Vinyl Countdown”

Travis Elborough – The Vinyl Countdown: The Album from LP to iPod and Back Again (2009, Soft Skull) purchase from Amazon Okay, so the...

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Book Review: Robb Walsh, “Sex, Death and Oysters: A Half-Shell Lover’s World Tour”

Robb Walsh – Sex, Death and Oysters: A Half-Shell Lover’s World Tour (2009, Counterpoint) purchase this book (Amazon) To say...

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Bookshelf: John Carroll, “The Existential Jesus”

John Carroll – The Existential Jesus (2009, Counterpoint) purchase this book (Amazon) You can’t claim to offer an...

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Bookshelf: “The Mental Floss History of the World”

My World History teacher in high school, Mrs. Rivers, was less than efficient in her use of verbiage. While lecturing about the...