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reviewed Winter's Tales. December 27, 1999
Winter's Tales
Isak Diensen's book of ornate, Baroque prose is on an unreachable echelon separate from any writer writing literature today or even from her era. Her stories transport readers to a period where thinking …
reviewed The Presence of the Past. December 25, 1999
The Presence of the Past
There is much to learn from Presence of the Past but notnecessarily what the authors have in mind. Rosenzweig and Thelenpurport to give us good news about the historical consciousness of the American …
reviewed Collectible Teapot & Tea Cal 1999. December 23, 1999
Collectible Teapot & Tea Cal 1999
I am a teapot collector and tea enthusiast. When I saw this calendar, I had to have it. It's beautiful, colorful and full of tea settings to emulate. Each month is artfully displayed. My daughter loved …
reviewed Collectible Teapot and Tea Calendar: .... December 23, 1999
Collectible Teapot and Tea Calendar: 2000
I just received my calendar and I am very happy with it. This is my second year ordering. (See my review for the 1999). It is exciting to see the new pictures and see what settings the designers are going …
reviewed Gods Go Begging. December 22, 1999
Gods Go Begging
Great literature finds the central synapse of an event, real or imagined, and releases pulsatile barages of words that touch off awakening responses in all of us. The end result is the discovery of a …
reviewed Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose. December 20, 1999
Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose
For anyone wanting to understand the theory and importance of writing, whether it be fiction or nonfiction, get this book. Flannery O' Connor delves deeply into the mystery of writing, why people do it, …
reviewed The Elusive Embrace: Desire and the R.... December 14, 1999
The Elusive Embrace: Desire and the Riddle of
"The Elusive Embrace" is a promising first novel that hopefully heralds a new standard of writing that will open the 21st Century. Daniel Mendelsohn is an able storyteller, a writer's writer, and has …
reviewed Happy Birthday Jesus. December 13, 1999
"Happy Birthday, Jesus" by Ronald Ruiz is a stunning first novel. I read it in 1994 when it was first released and was so deeply moved by Ruiz' power of writing a story with such difficult characters …
reviewed The Fan-Maker's Inquisition. December 09, 1999
The Fan-Maker's Inquisition
Rikki Ducornet's luscious little novel, subtitled "A Novel of the Marquis de Sade", invites us to pause, clear our preconceptions, open our minds, and go on a fantasy journey back in history to the time …
reviewed Besame Mucho: New Gay Latino Fiction. December 04, 1999
Besame Mucho: New Gay Latino Fiction
This anthology of short stories is both satisfying and frustrating - satisfying in the varietal range of writers, frustrating in that there isn't more to read! There are common threads that editors Manrique …
reviewed Eminent Maricones: Arenas, Lorca, Pui.... November 26, 1999
Eminent Maricones: Arenas, Lorca, Puig, and Me
Emminent Maricones is a treasure. It is rare that a writer of Manrique's skill takes the time to lovingly explore the very human side of the lives and literary contributions of fellow writers. This is …
reviewed The Coldest Winter Ever. November 15, 1999
The Coldest Winter Ever
Sister Souljah has completely outdone herself in her fictional debut. Winter portrays and probably speaks to a lot of our young women; I was unable to put the book down, and I can only hope that it opens …
Systems Thinking: Managing Chaos and Complexity: A
This is an absolutely amazing book that should be required reading for all consultants (technical and business). I work in the computer industry and have amassed a large library of reference material …
Systems Thinking: Managing Chaos and Complexity: A
This is an absolutely amazing book that should be required reading for all consultants (technical and business). I work in the computer industry and have amassed a large library of reference material …
'night, Mother: A Play (Mermaid Dramabook)
Night, Mother is a play that covers every aspect of human life: love, family bonds, importance and usefulness in society, to a slew of others too numerous to count. The dialogue between Mother and Jessie …
reviewed Wit: A Play. October 26, 1999
Wit: A Play
If there ever was a play that deserved to win the Pulitzer Prize, this is the one. In this play, we are introduced to Dr. Vivian Bearing, Ph.D, John Donne expert. When she is diagnosed with metastatic …
reviewed 'night, Mother: A Play (Mermaid Drama.... October 25, 1999
'night, Mother: A Play (Mermaid Dramabook)
Night, Mother is a sharp, terse play that examines the issue of hopelessness in all areas and facets of life. What is hopelessness, and how does it come about? This play looks at one aspect of suicide …
reviewed Den of Lions. October 21, 1999
Den of Lions
Terry Anderson's Den of Lions is a den of insights into the radical bi-polar terrorist mentality in which he was trapped for over seven years. His descriptions of the bombings, shootings and random daily …
reviewed The Sea, the Sea. October 18, 1999
The Sea, the Sea
This is my first Iris Murdoch novel, and it will not be my last. The theme, plot and characterzation of lost love, revenge and strength through suffering was something I could identify with. There is …
reviewed System Engineering. October 02, 1999
System Engineering
The description of the book has more meat than the book itself. This disappointing book is a 15 short chapter breeze through a multitude of subjects, and does not linger long on any single subject. There …
reviewed System Engineering. October 02, 1999
System Engineering
The description of the book has more meat than the book itself. This disappointing book is a 15 short chapter breeze through a multitude of subjects, and does not linger long on any single subject. There …
reviewed Sex: Portraits of Passion. October 02, 1999
Sex: Portraits of Passion
SEX: Portraits of Passion may entice novice fine art book buyers and maybe even curious voyeurs, and that will add to the audience for this thoughtful overview of figurative art throughout the centuries. …
reviewed All about fencing;: An introduction t.... September 30, 1999
All about fencing;: An introduction to the foil
This book is from 1970, so of course it is a bit dated but this is a book about the fundamentals of foil fencing and that has hardly changed for a very long time, we still use the same basic parry's and …
reviewed My Music, My Life: Complete Manual on.... September 29, 1999
My Music, My Life: Complete Manual on How to Play
Ravi Shankars book "My music My life" from 1969 is a great introduction to Indian music and how it is to grow up in India as a music student. In chapter one "My Heritage" Shankar …
reviewed System. September 28, 1999
System
Peter Kuper is in my opinion one of the best comic artist creating today. The System is a wordless story about a live in a big, ugly, sleazy city.   In The System, Kuper creates a complicated …
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