Monthly Archives: June 2013

Bones of the Lost, by Kathy Reichs (pub. August 27, 2013)

Once Again, It’s Scientist vs. Criminals (My Money’s on the Scientist) It’s hard to believe this is the sixteenth Temperance Brennan novel from forensic anthropologist/best-selling author, Kathy Reichs. Good Lord, after everything she’s been through, it’s amazing Tempe is still … Continue reading

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Islamophilia, by Douglas Murray (2013)

All the News That’s Fit to Print (except for some of it) (nb: I received a review copy from the publisher via NetGalley) There’s a scene in “Judgment at Nuremberg” where a drunk Richard Widmark is talking to Spencer Tracy … Continue reading

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Man v. Liver, by Neil Hinson & Paul Friedrich (2013)

The Life–and Sometimes Death–of the Party (nb: I received a review copy from the publisher via NetGalley) In my drinking days, I knew a lot of men like “Man.” The synopsis describes him as being, “witty, carefree, and probably not … Continue reading

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Decoding Your 21st Century Daughter: The Anxious Parent’s Guide to Raising a Teenage Girl, by Helen Wright (2013)

(nb:I received a review copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley) Fear Not, Parents of Teenage Girls: The Cavalry is Here I don’t have any biological children of my own. However, I’m dating a woman who has eleven-year-old … Continue reading

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“Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker,” by Chuck Haddix (2013)

(nb: I received an advance review copy from the publisher via NetGalley) Soaring–and Crashing–with Bird “Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker” is Chuck Haddix’s faithful biography of Charlie “Bird” Parker, and I use the adjective “faithful” advisedly. Writing … Continue reading

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Athine Verses: The Beginning (The Daughters of Ares Chronicles #1), by Shannon McRoberts (2013 revision)

“Athine Verses: The Beginning” is an engaging novella, and start to the “Daughters of Ares Chronicles”. (“Ares” is the god of multiple present-tense plural forms of “to be” (sorry–bad English Major joke)). Actually, Ares is the Greek God of War, … Continue reading

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One Man’s Initiation: 1917, by John Dos Passos

One thing I noticed while reading John Dos Passos’s “One Man’s Initiation: 1917” is how much I know about World War 2. And how much I know about Vietnam. Even about the Korean War. All I know about World War … Continue reading

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