Category: Writers

BOOKISH CONVERSATION WITH CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN

This incarnation of our bookish conversations has been due for a couple of weeks now, and I apologize for how long it has taken. Personal and family matters took priority, but now everything has settled and I can get back to my first love… Continue Reading “BOOKISH CONVERSATION WITH CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN”

REVIEWING “DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS”: THE BLACK DETECTIVE STRAIGHT OUT OF THE MEAN STREETS OF L.A.

Book Reviewed: Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley Genre: series mystery Publisher: Norton in 1990, then Washington Square Press in 2002 ($16.99 for the paperback) So here’s another book I read in the spirit of Black History Month, and this one took a little bit longer… Continue Reading “REVIEWING “DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS”: THE BLACK DETECTIVE STRAIGHT OUT OF THE MEAN STREETS OF L.A.”

A TALK WITH AARON CROCKER

And here we have the artist formerly known as… Erin. Aaron Crocker is one of my online friends, and he writes poetry and prose as well as works in the film industry. Book credits include Synchronicity and Menoetius, and Forbidden, an experimental dark fiction… Continue Reading “A TALK WITH AARON CROCKER”

REVIEWING THE OUTSIDERS: FRIENDS & FAMILY AMID GANG FIGHTS AND THE ETERNAL STRUGGLE OF CLASS WARFARE

Book Reviewed: THE OUTSIDERS, by S. E. Hinton Genre: Young Adult Novel Published By: Originally by Viking Press, 1967; republished by Speak (of Penguin publishing) in 2003 and 2006 ($10.99 for paperback) For my next review here at James’ Online Book Club I wanted… Continue Reading “REVIEWING THE OUTSIDERS: FRIENDS & FAMILY AMID GANG FIGHTS AND THE ETERNAL STRUGGLE OF CLASS WARFARE”

REVIEWING “THE DISASTER ARTIST”: EXPLORING FRIENDSHIP & THE DARK SIDE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM IN HOLLYWOOD

Book Reviewed: The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made, by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell Genre: Pop Culture, Memoir, Film Studies Published By: Simon & Shuster, 2013 ($25.99 in hardcover, $16 in paperback) So here we come… Continue Reading “REVIEWING “THE DISASTER ARTIST”: EXPLORING FRIENDSHIP & THE DARK SIDE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM IN HOLLYWOOD”

On Reading: Stephen King

It should seem kind of strange to some people that I’d be starting off talking about one of the biggest names in popular literature. The man who had once described his books as the equivalent of McDonald’s, the man who has written more than… Continue Reading “On Reading: Stephen King”