Book Review — The Invention of Sound by Chuck Palahniuk

Every time I begin to read a new Chuck Palahniuk book, either consciously or not I wonder if it can live up to the mind-scrambling beauty of its predecessors. I also wonder if I will be able to show some self-restraint and be able to consume it at a reasonable pace in order to fully…

Book Review — “White Fire: A Toni Delle Adventure,” by Laurie Bell

As the lights of the metropolis brightened, shadows crept into alleyways and emerged from dark corners, ready to conduct activities that should never see the light of day. In the heart of this darkness, evil held its breath. –Laurie Bell. White Fire (A Toni Delle Adventure) . Laurie Bell. Kindle Edition.  White Fire: A Toni…

Book Review: 1Q84

image link I finished Murakami’s three-volume, 1,300+-page story this week. It was read in its entirety using Kindle’s program for PC. Although I’m firmly in the corner of hard copy books, I learned a new appreciation for reading e-books. The ability to highlight passages in different colors and store them in the attached “notebook” was…

Visualizing The Beatles – Part 3

“Visualizing The Beatles: A Complete Graphic History of the World’s Favorite Band,” is written/designed by the duo of John Pring and Rob Thomas, copyright is 2018. I’m covering page 151- 209 today. Visually-oriented individuals like myself will find it compelling. These 58 pages continue the pattern but still are throwing new things in along the…

Book Review — The New Asylum: A Memoir of Psychiatry, by Frank Prem

Frank Prem’s new poetry book, “The New Asylum:  A Memoir of Psychiatry” contains memoirs spanning his life from a small child to forty or more years as a psychiatric nurse, all in relation to the psychiatric hospital on the hill in his small town in Australia. It starts with both of his parents working there,…