Archive for the 'Books' Category


Broken

Broken This is Don Winslow’s best book. Winslow is most famous for his drug cartel trilogy. You should check it out. “The Power of the Dog” is excellent, “The Cartel” is even better, however last year’s finale, “The Border,” is a disappointment. You see Winslow has a couple of writing styles. One dense, another minimalist. […]

The Kathy Valentine Book

All I Ever Wanted: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir She got pregnant at twelve. Do all artists come from a fucked-up background? After all, if you’re loved and complete, what do you have to bitch about? Plenty, but not as much as the broken people. Kathy Valentine drank and drugged with her single mother, who […]

Arts Review

“The Dutch House” Ann Patchett This is a huge bestseller, and deservedly so. Most of the big sellers today are genre books, mysteries, thrillers and lowbrow stuff that cannot be recommended. But “The Dutch House” is a good old-fashioned story, about people and their lives. And just like real life, everything doesn’t always work out. […]

Internet Ignorance

There’s an amazing story on the “New York Times” app: “Trump Won the Internet. Democrats Are Scrambling to Take It Back. – In the era of big data, memes and disinformation, the Democrats are trying to regain their digital edge as the president and his loyalists dictate the term of the debate” Bottom line? There’s […]