Category: Book reviews

The Farm: By Tom Rob Smith

The Farm By Tom Rob Smith (Grand Central Publishing) British novelist Tom Rob Smith is best known for his award-winning Child 44 series, but The Farm, his latest book, is certain to continue to the parade of acclaim and likely…

The Hacienda How Not to Run a Club: By Peter Hook

The Hacienda How Not to Run a Club by Peter Hook (It Books) Peter Hook, known best as the co-founder and bassist for the wildly influential bands Joy Division and New Order, can also add fledgling club co-owner to his…

Face the Music By Paul Stanley

Face the Music By Paul Stanley (Harper One) There’s an old saying that he who laughs last laughs best, and that is the case here. Paul Stanley, lead singer and founding member of KISS, despite being a front man and…

Mudhoney: The Sound and The Fury From Seattle by Keith Cameron

Photo by Charles Peterson Mudhoney: The Sound and The Fury From Seattle by Keith Cameron (Voyageur Press) Always the bridesmaid… Seattle-based rockers Mudhoney were there at the very beginning of the grunge movement, marrying punk rock and metal. Shit, Mudhoney…

Bob Dylan: American Troubadour By Donald Brown

Bob Dylan: American Troubadour By Donald Brown (Rowman & Littlefield) Yes, there are bookshelves lined with bios about Bob Dylan – including a planned-three volume autobiography from the singer. But journalist Donald Brown approached ‘American Troubadour’, the latest Dylan book,…

Shovel Ready: By Adam Sternbergh

Shovel Ready By Adam Sternbergh (Crown) One of the best noir books to come out in years was penned by the culture editor for The New York Times Magazine. ‘Shovel Ready’ is just as sly and witty as it is…