To Absent Friends from Red
Smith by Red Smith, NY: Atheneum, 1982 -
Reviewed by Dick McGowan
A journalist friend told me: "In the old days, sportswriters
trained to write news but couldn't break into the important writing
of the newsroom. That's why those old sportswriters were so good."
A perfect example of my friend's observation is Red Smith.
Playing for Pizza by John Grisham,
Bantam Books, 2008 - Lacey Echols
If you are in need of some light reading and like John Grisham's
writing, you might consider reading Playing for
Pizza. This book follows a 3rd string
quarterback, Ricky Dockery, from a doomed position in the NFL to
Italy where he tries to revive his career. After being
pummeled too many times . . .
The Case of Witchcraft at Coggeshall, Essex in the
Year 1699 by Rev. J. Boys, A.R. Smith,
1901 - Reviewed by George Geib
It's common to see the age of Newton and Locke as an enlightened
era. But out there among the public, older and darker thoughts and
beliefs continued to exert a powerful hold on the imagination. This
remarkable tract, written in 1712 from notes taken contemporary to
the events in 1699, details the investigation of the Widow Coman .
Complete Book Review
Tau 4 by V. J. Waks, AuthorHouse,
2007- Reviewed by George Geib
If you're a fan of authors who write in the pulp tradition,
you'll thoroughly enjoy Tau 4 -- a fine Bloomington product.
The book is a space opera that has so many of the things that make
for great popular entertainment: a mad scientist bent on galactic
domination, a sexy mutant heroine who often loses her clothes but
never her virtue, a pirate planet . . .