Ruminations on feminism, the art of writing, coming of age in a gay community, activism, and societal change. Solnit juggles these themes with a plea for valued, communal existence. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare
Imagine a president attacking corporations, trusts, and moneyed interests. That's exactly how Theodore Roosevelt is portrayed in Berfield's revealing account. Roosevelt did not hate or envy J.P. Morgan and other millionaires; he only wanted to rein in their immense power, and provide a "square deal" for every American.
The reign in spane stayes mainely on the plane. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare
Bryant's tragic death gives his core message more urgency: hard work, dedication, discipline, preparation, respect, and drive are all mandatory in the pursuit of excellence, and achievement should always be celebrated because even the greatest successes eventually come to pass. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare
A summer dreamscape in Seoul: a strange audio theater, odd people on the street, identities merging and dissolving, identical experiences shared by different individuals, scenes repeated in new places, oppressive heat, frequent darkness, scenes repeated again, something familiar said by someone else, everything and everyone barely holding together, then disintegrating. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare
Prescient novel about a worldwide pandemic, mixed with a stew of Middle East warfare, geopolitical one upmanship, cold bureaucrats, jaded and noble scientists, and an unraveling, dying populace. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare