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The Wicked Pavilion

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ISBN: 9781883642396
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Published: Steerforth - June 1st, 1998

The Wicked Pavilion is a sharp, cynical, and often hilarious look at the seamy side of the art world in postwar New York City. This is a place where the rich go slumming with bohemian artists in the Village, but everyone is always aware of the niceties of class distinction. It is also a place where the best thing an artist can do for his career is to die, a fact that plays a crucial role in the novel's plot. ~ Reviewed by Bob Gray

East, West

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ISBN: 9780679757894
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Published: Vintage - December 23rd, 1995

Rushdie combines great story writing with great story telling and you have one of the best audio books I've ever heard. Funny, intelligent, magical, ironic, and intricate. ~ Reviewed by Bob Gray

This Side of Brightness

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ISBN: 9780312421977
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Published: Picador - January 1st, 2003

The author of Songdogs brilliantly intertwines a pair of characters who at first seem to have only the slightest of connections. McCann's work has both music and muscle; it sings as it stings. ~ Reviewed by Bob Gray

Running in the Family

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ISBN: 9780679746690
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Published: Vintage - November 30th, 1993

Michael Ondaatje is an exceptionally good reader of his work. This tape is a real treat for the ear and the mind. Intelligent, perceptive, and sometimes hilarious. ~ Reviewed by Bob Gray


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ISBN: 9780312147419
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Published: Picador - October 15th, 1996

McCann weaves the story of a young man's Irish homecoming with memories of his parents' fascinating life. This novel is elegant, heartbreaking, and intoxicating. McCann has the gift of voice. ~ Reviewed by Bob Gray

The Conversations

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ISBN: 9780375709821
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Published: Knopf - October 5th, 2004

We are often more engaged and inspired by books about creative disciplines outside our own. With so many books dedicated to the art of writing - some admittedly more dedicated than others - perhaps it's not surprising that we sometimes have to look beyond our field for fresh perspectives. One of the best books about writing I've read in some time is The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film, a series of interviews conducted by author Michael Ondaatje with legendary film editor Walter Murch, whose awe-inspiring list of screen credits includes The Godfather trilogy, Apocalypse Now, American Graffiti, The Conversation, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and The English Patient. ~ Reviewed by Bob Gray


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