When I loaded Thompson Crowley's In Tongues EP into iTunes, I got a message that said "Unknown Genre." Fair enough, I suppose, as Crowley's music defies easy categorization the same way most great recordings do. One of the big touchstones I'm hearing is The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, itself an album that's…Read more Review: Thompson Crowley – In Tongues EP
My review of I'm in a Mood, the latest CD release from Scot Sax, is now up at The First Day. Here's an excerpt: Musically, the opening tracks of I’m in a Mood call to mind a handful of my favorite Bob Dylan albums. The slide-guitar infused “Hate to Love” harkens back to Nashville Skyline,…Read more Review: I’m in a Mood by Scot Sax
A quick note of thanks to Stephen Mortensen at Paper Triangle for a heartfelt and complimentary review of The Grievers! And thanks as well to my good friend Tom Powers for his interview with me in the latest online edition of Philadelphia Stories. I'm very pleased that people are enjoying my book.
A shark attack, a starlet in hiding, a mysterious black box. The opening pages of Stephen Stark's The Final Appearance of America's Favorite Girl Next Door have all the makings of a Hollywood page turner, but the novel's style places the author in a far more literary league. The novel is a hefty one in…Read more Review: The Final Appearance of America’s Favorite Girl Next Door
Update: Thanks to everyone who dropped me a line! I just got my fifth request, so the copies are gone, but I'll be emailing everyone who requested a copy so they know either way. With the launch date for my second novel, The Grievers, quickly approaching, I recently received a shipment of advance review copies…Read more Grievers Giveaway!
Fans of Chuck Klosterman may be interested in my review of his latest book, The Visible Man, in New York Journal of Books.