Fobbit, by David Abrams What a difference a few decades makes, but I’ll come to that in a bit. David Abrams’ book, Fobbit, is perhaps the most comprehensive look yet, through the lens of fiction, at the U.S. involvement in Iraq. Its cover blurbs want us to compare it to Heller’s Catch-22 and Vonnegut’s […]Read More Hunkered Down In This War
Benjamin Schwartz, The Atlantic‘s literary editor, weighs in with his picks for the best books of 2012. Such lists are always arguable, and I have others I’d put in such a list. How about you? Visit Bob’s web site here, and his FB Fan Page here.Read More Books of the Year 2012: The Top 5 and the Runners Up/The Atlantic
My pal Dave Frauenfelder has a really interesting book out, Skater in a Strange Land. It’s imaginative, and Dave is an excellent writer. But rather than tell you more, I think his book trailer says it all. Visit Bob’sWeb site here, and his FB Fan Page here.Read More Borschland, Anyone?
Due to a serendipitous happening, I’m to be interviewed tomorrow on Phil Naessens’ internet radio show. The subject? He found and read my novel, A Place of Belonging, liked it, and we’ll talk about that during the interview. The show – and the interview – which airs predominantly in New York City, I believe, will […]Read More Good News Coming!
After a couple of extraordinarily social evenings, the Missus and I settled in Saturday night to watch a movie…then another…then another, an event we’ve never accommodated before. At some point we had to reach for the eyewash, popcorn, and chips, and by one a.m., our movie gloom was over (be sure to read the coda […]Read More Into The Pit, Darkly – Three Mini Reviews
I think I’m up on techie things, but I’m sometimes a little slow to see their complete worth. My four year-old iPod touch had been worn out by use and abuse, and I recently bought a new one, the 5G version. I had bought the old one principally to listen to music (I had digitized […]Read More My Tech Friend (This Isn’t Meant To Be a Commercial)
I’ve been working for a month on what’s turned into a very long (some 7500 words) “short” story. That’s been good; it’s allowed my first-person narrator’s mind to wander and thus to complicate the story. The challenge there was to allow a reader into his river of connected thoughts (bouncing back and forth in time) […]Read More Writer’s Therapy