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When That Rough God Goes Riding: Listening to Van Morrison
liked it
Like all Marcus collections, it contains examples of him at his insightful, thought-provoking best and at his blustery, bullshitting worst, at times i ...more
not set
Mar 27, 2011
Underground Film
really liked it
The key word in the title is "Critical," and thank god for that. Too often, reviews and histories of underground or avant-garde arts are little more t ...more
Mar 17, 2011
Jan 25, 2011
Hard Revolution
Pelecanos was a writer/producer for best television show ever "The Wire," and most articles and reviews I've read about him stress how much more "lite ...more
Mar 25, 2011
Mar 21, 2011
Black Nationalism and the Revolution in Music
This book is definitely a product of its time (1970), with a lot of overheated Marxist rhetoric and more than a few arguments directed at straw men. K ...more
Jan 20, 2014
Jan 13, 2014
Cat Power: A Good Woman
it was ok
I didn't realize how much I liked Cat Power until I read this book. I mean, my God, I must be interested in her to have finished this awful book. (To ...more
not set
Dec 28, 2011
it was ok
In the forward, titled "The Warning Shot," Rob Trucks warns us the reader if he/she is the type of person who doesn't enjoy the 33 1/3 books which use ...more
Feb 12, 2012
Feb 10, 2012
Sontag and Kael: Opposites Attract Me
really liked it
I haven't read either Sontag or Kael in years, so I'm not sure what made me pick this up but I'm glad I did. I've admired but had problems with both w ...more
Aug 18, 2011
Aug 10, 2011
Suite for Barbara Loden
This book is really something. So many great things happen in this book, but I felt almost lightheaded with surprise and delight when Frederick Wisema ...more
Dec 17, 2016
Dec 14, 2016
Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to Its Own Past
liked it
I'm about half way through this, and two main things stand out so far. One is how there is finally a book-length take from a major publishing house on ...more
Sep 06, 2011
Aug 03, 2011
Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles, and Speeches, 1998-2003
liked it
My familiarity with Latin American and Spanish writers, especially contemporary ones, is pretty limited, and the bulk of this book is Bolano's opinion ...more
Feb 28, 2012
Jan 12, 2012
Οι γάμοι του Κάδμου και της Αρμονίας
really liked it
It's rare when I can say I've never read a book quite like this, and this is one of those times. A combination of literature, philosophy, history and ...more
Mar 30, 2011
Aug 08, 2010
Lost in the Funhouse
This is the photo on the back jacket, which I love. He looks more like a mid-'60s electronic composer than a novelist. ...more
Sep 06, 2011
Sep 01, 2011
The Minus Times Collected: Twenty Years / Thirty Issues (1992–2012)
I loved this publication so much back in the '90s. I'm so glad they reprinted the issues whole, with ads and all. Not sure how this collection will pl ...more
Dec 30, 2012
Oct 06, 2012
In the Heart of the Heart of the Country and Other Stories
America's greatest essayist also writes fiction as poetry. Endlessly quotable, but a favorite passage, from the title story: "Was it that which I thou ...more
not set
Nov 06, 2014
Bee Thousand
I believe Frank said it best: "When the guy actually talks to people in the band, this book is really insight ...more
Nov 17, 2012
Nov 14, 2012
Dusty in Memphis
did not like it
Entirely too solipsistic and full of typically lame "poetic" musings on Southern culture. Only someone with an incredibly huge ego would be unembarras ...more
Dec 17, 2011
Dec 17, 2011
Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America
really liked it
One of Taibbi's great skills is to make complex financial, political and other intentionally Kafkaesque bureaucratic institutions relatively clear to ...more
not set
Mar 17, 2011
Let it Be
did not like it
Your adolescence is not that unique or interesting. It's certainly much less unique and interesting than this album, which plays a fairly minor part i ...more
not set
Jan 21, 2012
At Swim-Two-Birds
really liked it
I enjoyed this book quite a bit, but I'm sure I would have enjoyed it more were I more familiar with Irish literature.
Sep 22, 2012
Sep 18, 2012
The Organization of Information (Library and Information Science Text Series)
it was amazing
OMG this is the BEST BOOK I've ever read!!!
not set
Dec 02, 2011
Even more boring than the album.
Nov 06, 2012
Nov 05, 2012
Fundamentals of Information Studies: Understanding Information and Its Environment
it was amazing
I loved this book!
not set
Dec 02, 2011
Song and Dance Man III: The Art of Bob Dylan
900 pages = TMI
Aug 25, 2014
Jul 20, 2014
Reference and Information Services in the 21st Century: An Introduction
it was amazing
This one is even better!!
not set
Dec 02, 2011
I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp
May 10, 2013
May 07, 2013
The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood
really liked it
not set
Aug 08, 2010
Styles of Radical Will
Jul 14, 2016
Jul 04, 2016
The Gay Talese Reader: Portraits and Encounters
Oct 21, 2013
Oct 12, 2013
Inter Ice Age 4
Dec 17, 2014
Dec 08, 2014
Voyage Along the Horizon
Dec 09, 2013
Dec 05, 2013
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