Archive for the ‘Fiction’ Category

Book Review: Mr. Know-It-All

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

(This review was originally published by the Washington Independent Review of Books on June 28, 2019.) Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder By John Waters All those midnight shows at the Bijou Theatre in Hipsterville USA featuring seedy movies like “Pink Flamingoes,” “Polyester,” “Serial Mom”— full disclosure: I never saw ‘em. And […]

Best Reads of 2014…

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

That time again. Though I really don’t like year-end lists, the notion of reading by the clock, here you go. What did Patti Smith say about the clock?   And as Mel Brooks said, “work work work work…”  Make that “read read read read….”  And “write write write write…”  And my top two novels of the year are: […]

Tangled up in blue…

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

(This review was originally published in the Washington Independent Review of Books, July 2014.) New York City, September 1975. Patti Smith is in the midst of recording her seminal first album, “Horses,” a masterpiece of poetic punk rock. On a sunny day, when the light seems right, she and Robert Mapplethorpe create what comes to be […]

Pepperland wins Independent Publishers Award

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Yes, indeed, Pepperland takes an IPPY – a Silver Medal in the Independent Publishers Book Awards, Great Lakes, Best Fiction category!  Cool.

Pepperland is Number 9 at Eagle Harbor Books, Seattle…

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Number 9, number 9 number 9.