“While digital devices create a number of exciting possibilities for reading, these concepts (and all the others like them) seem like the result of talented people fixing something that isn’t broken. Books have never had any trouble keeping readers’ attention, and they continue to hold their own in an increasingly crowded world of media. Adding […]
Almost every man in the Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail downtown owed Detective Paul Russek a favor. But there were only a few in there he thought he could trust, and only one he knew he could. And only this one was a nicer guy in jail than out. The double glass between them […]
Electricland There is nothing more dangerous than a woman with nothing to lose. Bureaucracy: It’s Wonderful Disciplinary action meetings for extramural anti-terrorism units (EAT-U) were held in a secure auditorium-like basement beneath a Virginia shopping mall. It was a grim room, but the middle-aged woman in the baggy tan suit had triumphed so often in […]
Another interview, not another Mayerson. “How long did it take to write the book? “Six months. It was fun. “What inspired you to write the book? “My life, music, and Reaganomics. “Talk about the writing process. Did you have a writing routine? Did you do any research, and if so, what did that involve? “I […]
“There are too many short stories in the world. For all x, where x is heartbreaking or horrifying, mystifying or magnificent, pitiful or precius, agonizing or astonishing—some short story already satisfies it perfectly. “There is always room for another novel. Novels are too long for perfection. All novels do something wrong, leave some promise unfufilled. […]
“There’s an underlying issue at play in all of this, the fundamental that books, in whatever their form, are simply text delivery systems. That sort of reductionist approach is true enough – whether ancient papyrus scroll, manuscript copy, printed book, or digital text the essential point is to distribute the written-word product of someone’s thinking […]
Sorry “Kubrik” theme, it was just time to move on.