London, Reign Over Me: How England’s Capital Built Classic Rock 

London, Reign Over Me: How England’s Capital Built Classic Rock [Rowman & Littlefield, February 2020] by Stephen Tow I wasn’t alone in thinking that nearly everything pouring ... Continue Reading →

The wicked FX twist on ‘A Christmas Carol’ with Guy Pearce as Scrooge

A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas ghost story, becomes a shockingly twisted tale that can scare the “humbug” out of you thanks to Guy Pearce starring as a ... Continue Reading →

The Last Leonardo, by Ben Lewis

The plural in the subtitle tells it all: “The Secret Lives of the World’s Most Expensive Painting.” Lewis has pulled off a relatively impossible feat, he has published a riveting ... Continue Reading →

Life of David Hockney – A Novel 

Catherine Cusset translated from the French by Teresa Lavender Fagan Life of David Hockney – A Novel (Other Press)   What a breezy delight this book is. Piecing together ... Continue Reading →

Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most, by Steven Johnson (Riverhead Books)

Steven Johnson has written a trove of amazing and thought-provoking books. I first picked up one of his books to learn why Everything Bad is Good For You. I have been reading his subsequent ... Continue Reading →

Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe

When I received this book to review last summer, I was stunned at how prescient the premise is; for months thereafter the news became filled with reports of Facebook’s faults. I was ... Continue Reading →

Thanks A Lot Mr Kibblewhite, by Roger Daltrey – The Who’s Lead Singer Tells His Tales

Thanks A Lot Mr Kibblewhite, by Roger Daltrey (Henry Holt and Co.) Books by aging rock stars are a growing sector in the publishing biz, one that by definition did not exist a few decades ... Continue Reading →

Vote for your favorite book on PBS The Great American Read Sept 11-Oct 23

 Readers rejoice! The PBS series The Great American Read is back airing September 11 through October 23, 2018, putting the spotlight on great books and the joy and importance of reading ... Continue Reading →