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Stories I Tell Myself: Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson

It’s a careful yet harrowing account of an offbeat childhood, and of a father-and-son relationship that grew very dark before it began to admit hints of light.

A Girl Like You: A Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novel

It was rough around the edges and could use some polishing but as I said before, it wasn’t terrible and I was invested enough in the story to see it through until the end.


Uproot is witty and nuanced rather than sloganeering, and shot through with the immersive research and hard?earned access to key, sometimes evasive, figures that would be the envy of any Ivy League anthropologist.

The New Book of Snobs

Taylor is an intelligent writer, however, and the best parts of this uneven book suggest that snobbery is far from limited to the upper classes.

The Corruption of Capitalism

This is a fascinating book that builds on a lifetime of empirical research, but its politics are hard to pin down.

Enough Said

Thompson is a sharp and entertaining analyst of political language itself, drawing on terms from classical rhetoric.

Diane Arbus

What emerges most forcefully from LuboW’s long portrait is not just the all-consuming nature of Diane Arbus’s dark creative vision, but what it cost to obsessively pursue and yet be so dissatisfied by its relentless demands.

The Terranauts

Boyle navigates his well-worn territory with sensitivity and finesse.

Certain Dark Things

Drug wars, vampires, Mexico City and a smidge of history besides, and all set in the very near future, Certain Dark Things is a fabulous read.

Night Watch

Filled with frightening twists and terrifying turns, this book is intrigue at its best.

The Whistler
Kirkus Reviews : The Whistler (October 25, 2016)

Yes, it’s formula. Yes, it’s not as gritty an exercise in swamp mayhem as Hiaasen, Buchanan, or Crews might turn in. But, like eating a junk burger, even though you probably shouldn’t, it’s plenty satisfying.

Sex, Lies & Serious Money

Reads like a remake of Family Jewels (2016) with nary a homicide until very close to the end. Not much sex, no more lies than usual, but some very serious money does indeed get spent on every possible status symbol you can imagine.

Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History

It offers vivid accounts of the mountain climbers, racecar drivers, sailors and shot-putters who were female path-breakers from the 19th century until today.


Reputations is a powerful, concentrated achievement.


Do yourself a favor. Buy this book and read it now.

Alfred Hitchcock

“Alfred Hitchcock: A Brief Life,” by the novelist and biographer Peter Ackroyd, offers no new revelations, but it provides a smart, fluent overview of the director’s life and art, and the mysterious dynamic between the two.


An interesting autopsy of a failed romance.

Letters of Note: Volume 2: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

Here, writing becomes a righting of the wrongs of history from voices hitherto silenced – unforgettable voices filled with a defiant assertion of life and humanity that pulses through the pages.

Do Not Say We Have Nothing: A Novel

The Red Car: A Novel

“The Red Car” is melancholy and introspective, but sharply witty and transgressive too, and it’s full of the intrepid gestures I so love in fiction, both by the characters and the writing itself.