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Pages 181–213 of Lloyd Kaufman’s All I Need to Know About Filmmaking I Learned From the Toxic Avenger

It took me a couple of days to finish Lloyd Kaufman’s book. My opinion remains positive and I stick with my earlier rating of an 8 out of 10. Here are a few thoughts on the end of the book. … Continue reading

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Thomas French’s South of Heaven

As a rule, I don’t reread many books. It seems too much like living in the past. But there are a few exceptions to the rule. Back in the mid-1990s, I was in graduate school when I came across a … Continue reading

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Finishing Mike Rensin’s All for a Few Perfect Waves (pages 336-448)

Thursday evening my kids had a friend’s birthday party, so I didn’t get back to Mike Rensin’s All for a Few Perfect Waves until around 10 p.m. I stayed up late reading (with a few beers). Then, Friday morning I … Continue reading

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Pages 190-231 of Arthur Lyons’ Castles Burning

Monday morning I made a mistake. I looked at some online blogs on Arthur Lyons’ Jacob Asch series. One of the sites that I read contained a spoiler, which put a major damper on the last 40 pages of Castles … Continue reading

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Pages 1-190 of Arthur Lyons’ Castles Burning

Sunday I had a long time to read and I started Castles Burning by Arthur Lyons. By bedtime, I had gone to page 190 (of 231). I wanted to finish, but sleep called me away around 11 p.m. Castles Burning … Continue reading

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Book Review – Memoirs of an Italian Terrorist by “Giorgio”

Saturday I read the entire book Memoirs of an Italian Terrorist. It’s a short book anonymously published by someone calling himself Giorgio who says that he was a member of the communist Red Brigades in the 1970s and 1980s. I … Continue reading

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The Hunting of Cain by Dan E. Moldea

The American Dream is a continuing theme in books. The American Dream Gone Bad is a popular variation on that theme. The true-crime book The Hunting of Cain definitely falls into the latter category. It’s the terrific story of a 1980 murder … Continue reading

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