Posts Tagged ‘literary fiction’

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 […]

Everything’s Rock ‘n’ Roll…

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

The Guts By Roddy Doyle Viking (This review was originally published in The Washington Independent Review of Books on February 18, 2014.) So, Roddy Doyle. Another venerable Irishman with the gift of gab, a fine writer who charmed the hell out his readers with his first novel, The Commitments (1989), a tale of the passion inspired by […]

Pepperland – a Boswell Book Company Bestseller of 2013

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Yes indeed, Pepperland is number 17 on the paperback fiction list of 2013!  It’s fun, it’s exciting, it rocks, it’s educational, it’s part of a healthy breakfast! Read it! Tell your friends!

Best reads of 2013…

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

FictionBest of the bunch, in rough chronological order: Umbrella, by Will SelfThoroughly Modern Self… Tenth of December, by George SaundersA master’s class in short fiction. A Delicate Truth, by John LeCarreHis umpteenth novel…so good. TransAtlantic, by Colum McCannSuch lovely writing. Time travel, deep links of ordinary lives. Joyland, by Stephen KingPretty good beach read. Not […]

“An effervescent momentum…”

Monday, August 5th, 2013

ForeWord Reviews loves Pepperland! Read it here!