Category Archives: Books

Garfunkel’s Reading List

When it comes to pop intelligentsia, Art Garfunkel is hard to beat. The seemingly better-read half of Simon and Garfunkel has kept a detailed list of every book he’s read since 1968, and since it went online a few years ago I’ve marvelled at the veritable Who’s Who of literature, philosophy, politics and more it…

Marijuanaman to the Rescue

Look, up in the sky! It’s a Grammy Award-winning reggae musician! It’s a new project from Butcher Baker author Joe Casey! It’s a big puff of ganja smoke wafting in the air! Marijuanaman, the new hardcover comic book from Image, is all that and more. Based on characters conceived of by Ziggy Marley, the book…

The Three Christs of Ypsilanti

The Three Christs of Ypsilanti 
by Milton Rokeach 
New York Reviews Books Classics
 368 pp. As far as plots go, the one Milton Rokeach devised in The Three Christs of Ypsilanti was an all-timer: take three delusional psych ward patients who think they are Jesus Christ, put them all together and see what happens. The…

A Child’s Growing Library

My almost four-year-old daughter owns hundreds of books. Hundreds. Perhaps as many as 500. Maybe l’ll count some day out of curiosity or boredom. Granted, she was born into a household where each of her parents brought thousands of books into the marriage, necessitating the sacrifice of a beautiful dining room for a massive home…

Who is This Bozo, Anyway?

The Man Behind the Nose: Assassins, Astronauts, Cannibals, and Other Stupendous Tales by Larry “Bozo” Harmon with Thomas Scott McKenzie Igniter Books 256 pp. I remember the first time I met a pathological liar. Two colleagues and I were launching an indie magazine dedicated to replacing the derogatory “Generation X” label with something more appropriate,…

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