Written by | November 6, 2015 7:14 | No Comments

Morris deftly chronicles the band’s recording career, more often than not letting the musicians (and producers) provide the historical perspective. He makes no grand pronouncements and indulges in no hyperbole. He is as equally generous in complimenting their successes as he is direct in addressing their failures

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Written by | July 5, 2015 10:07 | No Comments

As a member of The Thrills, Johnny rubs elbows with a virtual who’s who of PR history. Amongst this is a quest to find a lost soul mate/love that uncovers some touching yet hard-edged insights and weaknesses in the American male and all us in general. The book bounces back and forth between a current Facebook poster/old friend and the rock and roll past.

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Written by | March 13, 2015 0:05 | No Comments

Crawford’s book is not unlike the man himself, he seems unassuming but he takes you by surprise, he doesn’t shout in his writing, he lets his wide knowledge and wry humor work for him. He expects you to appreciate his writing and you? You’ll dip into it with Spotify on, and before you know it hours have passed

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Written by | March 2, 2015 0:08 | No Comments

Christgau bludgeons the reader with endless dives into various intellectual rabbit holes (his “theory of pop,” Dostoyevsky, Theodore Drieser, etc.) and recalls then discredits every slight he has ever received. If you are purchasing this book for his writing on music, forget it.

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Written by | September 7, 2014 0:05 | No Comments

Compare Quentin to John Fowles Simon Urfe. Indeed, compare “The Magus” to “The Magician” and Lew’s oh so 21st century weaknesses are abundantly clear. It lacks stickiness, it is so busy but it doesn’t drag you to Fillory for all its gifts.

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Written by | March 22, 2014 0:07 | No Comments

From its shipshape construction, to its astounding feat of historical research, through its through the rabbit hole searching out of the USA from 1985 – 1963, “11-22-63” makes us believe the unbelievable.

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