I read about The Stones, Janis, NY punk underground and all the drug problems… you think at some point people would say “Heroin, it not really a good idea to start.” I am glad she found her way, but the whole bad trip could have been prevented.
Monthly Archives: December 2012
Book Review: Fall to Pieces: A Memoir of Drugs, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and Mental Illness
Book Review: The Atrocity Exhibition
I can’t decide between three or four stars. Completely random paragraphs…sexuality or cars and more importantly car crashes; JFK, Marilyn, Madame Chiang, and somehow ending plastic surgery. No, none of that is a spoiler. There is no plot, climax, or conclusion…just a tangled journey you get lost in.
Book Review: The Myth of a Christian Nation
I was waiting on Boyd to back track on his position, but he never did. He uses the Bible, quotes attributed to Jesus and the apostles, to make his points on nonviolence, silencing the “take America back” argument, Christians wanting political power, and what to do with the “evils” of homosexual marriage and other social issues.
Book Review: A Clockwork Orange
The Nadsat about did me in and was the reason this book dragged on for two months of reading. The language became tiresome rather quickly.
Book Review: The Demon
Book Review: From Russia with Love
The book makes the movie seem campy. No witty James Bond, but serious spy business. The story is a bit dated; there is no longer a Soviet Union, but those old enough to remember the Cold War and the spy novels of that time will appreciate this book.
Book Review: Swamplandia
Book Review: Vulcan 607: Fully Revised and Updated
I saw the Vulcan fly at the Cleveland Air Show in 1980. I will be forever impressed by the planes presence; the rest of the air show paled in comparison. This is a remarkable book about a mission that had so many opportunities to fail, but still succeeded. A 6,000 mile bombing mission, logistically doomed to fail, bad maps, protractors and slide rules, night time mission to destroy a runway at night. Well worth the read.
Book Review: Office Girl
Bicycles and Hipsters and a bit of absurdism rolled into a book. I really wasn’t expecting to like this book as much as I did… my guess is it’s because of all the hipsters I deal with on a daily basis.
A very likeable book
Book Review: People Are Strange
The title “People Are Strange” is also a Doors song
The picture on the cover is of a man in a tub of water. Morrison drowned in his bath tub
I started this book (unintentionally) on the anniversary of Morrison’s death.
Perhaps this is part of the reason for an unusually good rating for a book of short stories.