Bill Thompson

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Bill Thompson was a book review editor, film critic and columnist, arts writer, and travel writer for the Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, from 1980 to 2012. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a former sportswriter in Virginia and Florida, he has won numerous awards for his writing. In his retirement Thompson frequently reviews and writes for Kirkus Reviews, the Post and Courier, and Charleston Style and Design. He lives in Charleston.

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Bill Thompson To be candid, I've never suffered writer's block, but that's because I was a newspaper journalist for 41 years and "writer's block" could not exist.…moreTo be candid, I've never suffered writer's block, but that's because I was a newspaper journalist for 41 years and "writer's block" could not exist. And my first book is a collection of the best pieces I wrote on books and literature during that period. That said, I'm sure if I ventured into serious fiction, some for of writer's block might ensue, and I'd deal with it as best I could, largely by plowing ahead. Momentum is all. (less)
Bill Thompson For me, all the creative, articulate, dedicated people I met and discussed ideas with as a book review editor. That, and the rewards of writing book…moreFor me, all the creative, articulate, dedicated people I met and discussed ideas with as a book review editor. That, and the rewards of writing book and film reviews and travel articles. It's the subject matter that is the draw for me, not so much the writing process.(less)
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Art and Craft: Thirty Years...

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Wonders and Tragedies by Alan Kovski
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The strengths of Alan Kovski's “Wonders and Tragedies” are many. It brims with ideas. It is exceptionally well constructed and visualized. His research, and dramatic use of that research, is fascinating, as are the novel's near-future speculations. T ...more
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Remembering the Future by Alan Kovski
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Wilderness by Alan Kovski
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A middle ground exists between making religion out of spirituality and having no spiritual life whatever. Spirituality, Sam Harris concludes, requires the same commitment to intellectual honesty as science, lest we continue to fail, generation after ...more
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A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman
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As good as it gets. Provocative thoughts and ruminations from one of our finest poets and essayists on the natural world.
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Nature's God by Matthew Stewart
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Meticulously annotated, informed by imposing erudition, Matthew Stewart's book is a lively chronicle of the years leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, especially noteworthy for detailing the unsung contributions (in word and ...more
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But Enough About You by Christopher Buckley
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Essayist and author Christopher Buckley (son of William F.) offers stylishness and nimble wordplay in this latest collection of (generally) lightweight ruminations on contemporary culture and its foibles. Variable, but entertaining.
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Dance of the Reptiles by Carl Hiaasen
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Carl Hiaasen (Bad Monkey, 2013), a long-time Miami Herald columnist, wages a relentless war of words against those who would despoil his home state and cheapen a nation: the greedy, the corrupt, and the stupid. Not necessarily his best columns, but m ...more
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Provence, 1970 by Luke Barr
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Warmly written, balanced but unsparing in its portraits, and culminating in a touching coda, Luke Barr’s persuasive book overcomes the occasional longueur to offer an enhanced appreciation of some groundbreaking cooks and their acolytes.
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