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Thursday, March 20, 2014

REVIEW OF PICKER BY MANDI S

REVIEW OF PICKER BY MANDI S - “Starts out drawing you in from page 1! Great up and coming author with a talent unmatched by any other authors today. He leaves you wanting more. A++++!


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

THRILLER

Thriller: Stories To Keep You Up All NightThriller: Stories To Keep You Up All Night by James Patterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

THRILLER - How can I get a snapshot of thirty established—and, rising writers--in the thriller genre? I love to read but don’t always have as much time as I would like. That’s the phenomenal thing about Thriller, edited by James Patterson, something not seen often in publication. Sure, there are anthologies focused on single authors, examples like the Norton Anthology or the Best-of-the-Year compilations. It’s awesome to have these short stories compiled. I read one when I have time and take long breaks between, when I get busy. As an added bonus, you get a smattering of everything: western, legal, police, military, etc. If you love thrillers, action and horror as much as I do, this is the book for you!


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Sunday, February 16, 2014

HAIGHT STREET

HAIGHT STREET - In 1967, Hunter S. Thompson immortalized the Summer of Love, in the Haight Asbury district of San Francisco, in his sensational article (The Hashbury Is the Capital Of the Hippies) from the NYT. Also, the notable song named for The City sung by Scott McKenzie (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) endures to this day as an anthem of a generation. At one end, the Upper Haight features rows of remodeled Victorians with intricate color schemes. Buena Vista Park connects to the Castro on one side and the Haight on the other. There are many colorful murals along the way for aficionados of street art. The Red Victorian Hotel is a bed and breakfast near the Red Vic Theater which has an indie movie vibe. Recently, much to the chagrin of SF purists, a number of chain merchants (such as the Gap) have established themselves along the Haight. However, clothing re-sellers such as Wasteland appear to be alive-and-well, along with many other business models. There are very few remaining record stores to be found, having met their demise due to the internet, yet check out Amoeba Records. Finally, at the foot of Haight Street, there is the entrance to Golden Gate Park which is also quite near the Cole Valley neighborhood. In 2014, it’s easy to find plenty to do here. But, don’t expect to see any long-haired hippies dressed in paisley tunics and bell bottom pants.


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