Down the Darkest Road is the latest in Tami Hoag's stories about Oak Knoll. It is also her latest book about a world before DNA testing, massive related computer intelligence, and other criminal techniques became common.
It is difficult to resist the temptation to compare, if not the style of poems, then simply the location of Mary Mackey's The Sugar Zone to Elizabeth Bishop's series, Questions of Travel, written during her fifteen years in Brazil.
Chalk it up to nature, nurture, biology, destiny or innate gender differences: The fact is, men and women--especially when they are married to one another--often have a hell of a time with the basic exchange of ideas and information.
Nick Tosches opens up a glorious treasure trove of rock and roll history with his new book, Save the Last Dance for Satan, recently published as part of a new series of hip pocket paperback gems by Kicks Books.
Where is the recognition that a "book of raunch," rather than reflecting a mature and vibrant culture, is symptomatic of one in steep, full-on decline, drunk on its power and narcissism (including Baker's pet vice, sexual titillation)?
The reason I've written my latest book is because the insane rightward tilt of the Republicans post-Obama's election has meant that the path taken by the religious right was something I felt needed to be better understood and exposed... from the inside.