Archive for June, 2015

  • Movie Review: The Lunchbox (2013)

    Movie Review: The Lunchbox (2013)

    by Alan F. Zundel When strangers cross paths, the result can be life changing. This observation is at the heart of the majority of dramas, particularly love stories. It reflects the dual truth that we tend to be absorbed in […]

  • Book Review: Perfect (2014)

    Book Review: Perfect (2014)

    by Alan F. Zundel Author Rachel Joyce was brave to title her second novel “Perfect,” as a reviewer could point out various ways the novel is not perfect. Could, that is, if not for the fact that it is perfect. […]

  • Lessons of an Indie Writer

    by Alan F. Zundel I have written and self-published three books in the last ten years. In doing so I have learned some lessons about being an independent writer. I will share these lessons with you, my esteemed reader. Two […]

  • Book Review: A Tightly Raveled Mind (2014)

    Book Review: A Tightly Raveled Mind (2014)

    by Alan F. Zundel “A Tightly Raveled Mind” by Diane Lawson is a tightly plotted mystery about the mystery of our own behaviors. It is a fun light read and an impressive debut novel by Lawson, a psychoanalyst living in […]

  • Movie Review: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

    Movie Review: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

    by Alan F. Zundel An action thriller needs at least two things: action and thrills. “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” has a little action, but not many thrills. It strives to capture the look and sound of the Jason Bourne series, […]

  • What If Someone Saw You Looking at Them?

    What If Someone Saw You Looking at Them?

    by Alan F. Zundel The idea hit me while I was standing in a grocery store looking through their big plate glass window, watching the people outside on the sidewalk. What if someone turned and caught me looking at them? […]

  • Book Review: Another Politics (2014)

    Book Review: Another Politics (2014)

    by Alan F. Zundel “Another Politics: Talking Across Today’s Transformative Movements,” is the best book about political activism that I have read in many years. Author Chris Dixon conducted over two hundred interviews with experienced grassroots activists across the United […]

  • Movie Review: Redwood Highway (2013)

    Movie Review: Redwood Highway (2013)

    by Alan F. Zundel “Redwood Highway” is a modest movie with a three specific charms to recommend it. This first charm is that it was filmed on location in beautiful southern Oregon along the 199 highway to the Pacific coast. […]