Hunter S. Thompson is hired to cover an off-road, motor race in the Las Vegas desert. The problem is that there isn’t much to write home about except for the dust. Seen in this light, the massive drug-taking starts out as a way for Thompson (who goes by the name Raoul Duke) and his attorney to pass the time. … More Non-Fiction Review: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream by Hunter S. Thompson
Economic hit men, or EHM’s, are the guys who go in before the assassins. They persuade leaders of a foreign country to get their respective country into massive debt. … More Non-Fiction Review: The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins
The plot centers around a Portuguese priest, Rodrigues, who travels to Japan. His mission is to find out what really happened to his former mentor Ferreira who is rumored to have forsaken his faith due to intense persecution and torture. … More Fiction Review: “Silence” by Shisaku Endo
From what we get from the mainstream media, you might be led to think that Donald Trump is the devil incarnate. Whether this is justified or not, the book has nothing to do with his personal politics whatsoever. … More Non-Fiction Review: Art of the Deal by Donald Trump with Tony Schwartz
I read the first few pages before I made my purchase, and I can say that Ellroy was at his best there. I won’t say that it was all downhill after that, but the initial promise of reading thrilling, masculine prose, the kind you get from reading crime noirs, kind of loses it flavor as the story progresses. … More Fiction Review: American Tabloid by James Ellroy
According to a recent article by L. Gordon Crovitz of the Wall Street Journal, the internet may be taken over by the United Nations on Sept. 30. … More An Orwellian Takeover of the Internet?
I was surprised. These were harmless-looking dudes with these beautiful blades. I was not threatened in anyway, but the reality of the dangerous neighborhood I lived in dawned on me. … More Real Life: Becoming a Regular