Posted by Jeff Markowitz on Monday, December 27, 2010,
We got two feet of snow overnight, so today has been a good day for
reading. Actually, first it was a good day for digging out from under
two feet of snow, but once that was finished, it has been a good day
for reading. I've been exploring two books, similar in many ways, both
collections of biographical essays and drawings, of wondrous men (and
perhaps, an occasional woman).
After a while though (that is to
say, after I poured the first whiskey) I am finding it hard to keep the
two books st... Continue reading ...
Posted by Jeff Markowitz on Wednesday, December 15, 2010,
There have been many books that have captured the angst of adolescence,
the horror of high school, but Larry Doyle truly puts the alien in
alienation in his new book Go, Mutants!
Mutants! is set in the early 1970s, in Manhattan High School. Imagine
your typical high school, with a twist. You see, Larry Doyle has
imagined an earth with a very different history (and yet somehow, an
earth that seems oh so familiar) an earth that was set on an altogether
different path on October 3, 1951. ... Continue reading ...
Posted by Jeff Markowitz on Wednesday, December 1, 2010,
I've already blogged about the "best" books published in 2010, but with
all the book lists popping up online, I'm inclined to broaden my list
to include books that I've read this year (regardless of when the books
were originally published). This is certainly not a complete list, but
here are a few titles that provided some of my favorite reads this year.
Manhood for Amateurs (2009) by Michael Chabon Chabon
examines "the pleasures and regrets of a husband, father, and son."
These are wonderfu... Continue reading ...