NEVER DIE ALONE

Any film that ends with Nashville’s Henry Gibson shoving rapper DMX into a cremation oven can’t be all bad…

SECRETARY

Directed by Steven Shainberg Written by Shainberg and Erin Cressida Wilson Based on a short story by Mary Gaitskill Starring – Maggie Gyllenhaal as Lee Holloway – James Spader as E. Edward Grey – Jeremy Davies as Peter – Amy Locane as Theresa Holloway – Lesley Ann Warren as Joan Holloway Victoria may or may […]

ESCAPE TO HELL AND OTHER STORIES

ESCAPE TO HELL And Other Stories by Muammar Qaddafi Jeff Rigsby Sez… How seriously should we take Muammar Qaddafi? In light of recent events, it’s easy to say: not very. The Reagan administration painted him as one of America’s most dangerous enemies, a claim that now pales when set against other contenders for that title. […]

EAST OF EDEN

EAST OF EDEN John Steinbeck I would by lying if I didn’t tell you right out that Steinbeck is one of my favorite writers. He’s a regional writer, which means that he writes about the particular region he lives in, which is great as far as I’m concerned, since he lived in Salinas California. His […]

THE DIRT: CONFESSIONS OF THE WORLD’S MOST NOTORIOUS ROCK BAND

THE DIRT Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band Written by Motely Cre! Manny took the needle out of his cock long enough to write this THE DIRT by Motley Crue The opening paragraphs of this book rank up there with some of the best literature in the world. Tolstoy would have read them […]

A DEVIL’S CHAPLAIN

A Devil’s Chaplain Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science and Love Selected Essays by Richard Dawkins Scott Fuller refuses to send us his photo… “Ever noticed that people who believe in Creationism look really unevolved?” –Bill Hicks. Amen. That is a sentiment which lurks just beneath the surface of the latest book by Dawkins. There is […]

THE CRYING OF LOT 49

THE CRYING OF LOT 49 Thomas Pynchon Jason Read This and Thinks This This book is about 200 pages long and is a quick and easy read the first time you take a notion to do it. It is the perfect introduction to Thomas Pynchon, who is generally left unread by a lot of people […]

CRAWLING AT NIGHT

CRAWLING AT NIGHT Nani Power Manny is feeling randy The book jacket informs us, in the kind of bio all publicists dream of, that before she wrote this, her debut novel, Nani Power was a caterer in Manhattan, a sandwich seller on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, a chef in a Japanese restaurant, and […]

THE COMPLETE IDIOT S GUIDE TO THE MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT

THE COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE TO THE MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT Mitchell Bard, PhD. Manny The Diplomat And you thought I was joking, didn’t you? Let me ask you something, when you watch CNN or read Drudge Report online, how much of what they are reporting from Israel makes sense to you? Do you know the difference […]

CHOKE

CHOKE Chuck Palahniuk Jason calls it like he sees it Here goes my urban hipster literary credibility: Chuck Palahniuk is a one trick pony. He ran out of things to say after writing Fight Club. Since Fight Club, all of his books have been eerily similar, as though he has an outline titled “Palahniuk Novel” […]