Post Tagged with: "book reviews"

 
  • Book Review: Death and the Art of Memoir

    Book Review: Death and the Art of Memoir

    by Alan F. Zundel Writing a memoir means confronting who you really are. A memoir is a protest against the silence of death. The first assertion is that of Mary Karr, the author of “The Art of Memoir” (2015). Karr […]

     
  • Book Review: Beatlebone (2015)

    Book Review: Beatlebone (2015)

    by Alan F. Zundel A novel about John Lennon? By an author with the Irish way with words? Who can resist! Not I. Nor was I disappointed. Kevin Barry, an author in Ireland, delivers a love letter to John wrapped […]

     
  • Book Review: American Insecurity (2015)

    Book Review: American Insecurity (2015)

    by Alan F. Zundel It may be a jarring question to ask as Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Presidency soars to new heights, but why haven’t people been more politically active on issues of economic insecurity? After all, the public’s […]

     
  • Book Review: The Martian (2011)

    Book Review: The Martian (2011)

    by Alan F. Zundel “The Martian: A Novel” is a top-notch piece of popular fiction, much like the movie is a top-notch piece of popular entertainment. If you liked the movie you’ll like the book, and vice versa. Unsurprisingly, they […]

     
  • Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything (4/8/14)
By Barbara Ehrenreich

    Book Review: Living with a Wild God (2014)

    by Alan F. Zundel “Living with a Wild God” is a tour de force by an exceptional writer tackling an exceptionally difficult topic. Subtitled “A Nonbeliever’s Search for the Truth about Everything,” it is part memoir, part scientific-philosophical exploration, and […]

     
  • Book Review: The War of Art (2002)

    Book Review: The War of Art (2002)

    by Alan F. Zundel Need inspiration for your creative self? “The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles” is a nice succinct guide and pep talk for the path. Many thanks to Steven Pressfield […]

     
  • Book Review: The Age of Acquiescence (2015)

    Book Review: The Age of Acquiescence (2015)

    by Alan F. Zundel Why aren’t the majority of U.S. citizens rising up against their gradual (or not so gradual) impoverishment under the current economic system? That’s the question Steve Fraser sets out to answer in his book from earlier […]

     
  • Book Review: The Zero Marginal Cost Society (2014)

    Book Review: The Zero Marginal Cost Society (2014)

    by Alan F. Zundel Despite its unenticing title, I emphatically recommend this book. It is easily the most important book I’ve read this year, as it gave me a better comprehension of the wrenching changes our world is going through […]

     
  • Book Review: The Sleep Room (2013)

    Book Review: The Sleep Room (2013)

    by Alan F. Zundel “The Sleep Room” is a deliciously old-fashioned spooky tale—part ghost story, part mystery, and part horror. I like to read before bedtime and this one had me reluctant to turn out the lights. It has a […]

     
  • Book Review: Democracy More or Less (2014)

    Book Review: Democracy More or Less (2014)

    by Alan F. Zundel “Democracy More or Less: America’s Political Reform Quandary” has important things to say about reforming the U.S. political system, but I fear its message won’t reach many people. It’s written in academese, a language similar to […]