Post Tagged with: "book review"

by / on March 23, 2014 at 8:28 pm / in Art, Book reviews, Culture, Entertainment, Facebook Fan pages, Society, The Pen Prostitute, Uncategorized

Menthol Slim One-Twenty Blues: A Poetry Review on Walter Beck

Walter Beck’s poetry is not for the weak spined, new age generation who look for light at the end of every dark tunnel and believes that fairness can be doled out through the power of positive thinking. But they should read it, even if it’s force fed down their throats between their helpings of Wiccan poetry and spiritual healing books, […]

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by / on July 11, 2012 at 1:44 pm / in Book reviews

Driving in the Rain: A Heartwarming Journey from Loss to Resilience

Hockett has written a captivating story which quickly engrosses the reader: it’s impossible not to care about what happens to this young widow and her two young children.

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by / on April 13, 2012 at 9:24 am / in Art, Book reviews, Culture, Dysfunctional family dynamics, Education, Entertainment, Relationships, Religion, The Pen Prostitute

Book Review: The Literary Party, Growing Up Gay and Amish in America by: James Schwartz

We follow James as he encounters the usual passionate yens of youth; sneaking off with a cute boy, getting caught out in a club by other gay youth, to his adult life as an out gay man dabbling in cabaret and drag.

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by / on April 3, 2012 at 12:10 pm / in Book reviews, Science

Solaris – A Review

Science fiction is a world of ideas. That’s why we allow its practitioners such leeway in the quality of their prose. It is rather hard to be a man of ideas and a prose stylist – it’s rather like a metrosexual engineer – a rare breed. When you throw in a translation, from Polish for example, you don’t know what […]

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by / on March 26, 2012 at 5:45 am / in Art, Book reviews, Miscellaneous

Illogical Thoughts by Someone Too Young to Think

By: Samuel Bontin Illogical Thoughts by Someone Too Young to Think is the first book of author Robert Mynatt, a young writer with few pretentions of his writing ability, and who happens to write for Taboo Jive as well. Illogical Thoughts is the inception of a fledgling career that is sure to blossom into many more books. So, you might […]

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by / on December 9, 2011 at 8:46 pm / in Book reviews, Culture, Miscellaneous, Society

This Side of Paradise

By: George Hince Amory Blaine could possibly be the original Occupy Wall Street protestor. While This Side of Paradise is one of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s lesser known works—due primarily with grammatical and spelling errors not corrected by the publishers (Fitzgerald and Hemingway were infamously known as horrible spellers) and because Fitzgerald was only twenty-three when This Side of Paradise was […]

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by / on December 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm / in Book reviews, Movie/film reviews, Sexuality

Party Monsters

By: Stanley Wicker This is both a movie and book review. The book, published in 1999 and originally titled Disco Bloodbath: A Fabulous but True Tale of Murder in Clubland, was written by James St. James, a celebutante during the 1980s and 1990s who also was a part of the post-Warholian club kids scene that pervaded American club culture in […]

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by / on May 12, 2011 at 10:00 am / in Book reviews, Country, Editorials, Government, Miscellaneous, Old News, Philosophy, Politics, Society

The Radicalism of the American Revolution by Gordon S. Wood

By: Daniel Welsh So what was so radical about the American Revolution? Well, Gordon Wood, professor of history emeritus at Brown University, proposes that the radicalism that sustained and bred society as we know it wasn’t quite that radical. In fact, most of us today would probably scoff at how un-radical the ideas and policies of the American Revolution were […]

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by / on April 28, 2011 at 9:50 am / in Book reviews

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

By: Jack Lionell Everyone should read at least one story by Murakami in his/her life. Trust me, you will appreciate your life so much better. Kafka on the Shore, while departing from many of Murakami’s usual images and themes, is just one in several that I’d recommend. With a blend of magical realism with pure fantastical-philosophical wonder, Kafka on the […]

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by / on April 22, 2011 at 12:43 am / in Book reviews

Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo

By: Kim Hundrell “The Messiah of the Battlefield.” With vivid imagery and a powerful message, Dalton Trumbo weaves the intriguing tale of a WWI veteran who has lost all his limbs and senses, left in an anonymous hospital bed—it’s never specified in what country—with no discernable or identifiable markers, Joe Bonham (the protagonist) must find a way to communicate with […]

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