Archives: March 2017

This is the archive page for [March 2017]; below you should see headlines and summaries of all entries posted here that month. Click the appropriate link at each to read the entire entry.

Book Review: "The Alzheimer's Antidote," by Amy Berger | March 24, 2017
Today at CCLaP, Jason Pettus reviews Amy Berger's "The Alzheimer's Antidote," in general an eye-opening look at all the latest research regarding Alzheimer's and how it might actually be preventable, but saddled with a holier-than-thou attitude that becomes literally dangerous when it comes to this non-doctor's most controversial conclusions. | Read entire entry

Tales from the Completist: "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie," by Muriel Spark | March 13, 2017
Today at CCLaP, Jason Pettus looks back at the classic 1961 novel "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" by Muriel Spark, what seems at first like it's going to be a genteel family story about a beloved teacher, but quickly turns much darker and weirder than that. | Read entire entry

American Odd: "Pack of Lies," by Gilbert Sorrentino | March 10, 2017
This week Karl Wolff concludes his essay series "American Odd" by looking at Gilbert Sorrentino's comic masterpiece "Pack of Lies." | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Korsakoff Blight," by Eddie Wright | March 10, 2017
Today at CCLaP, Jason Pettus reviews Eddie Wright's "Korsakoff Blight," a bizarro novel but one with a more coherent plot and characters than normal, basically David Lynch meets Paul Auster and wrapped in a Road Runner cartoon. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "The Inevitable," by Kevin Kelly | March 9, 2017
Today at CCLaP, Jason Pettus reviews Kevin Kelly's "The Inevitable," a pleasingly big-picture look at the twelve biggest forces in human nature currently influencing technology, from this revered cyberpunk pioneer and "Wired" magazine co-founder. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Barney," by Michael Rosenthal | March 8, 2017
Today at CCLaP, Jason Pettus reviews Michael Rosenthal's "Barney," an engaging new biography of Grove Press founder, First Amendment crusader and sexist lothario Barney Rosset. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Havana: A Subtropical Delirium," by Mark Kurlansky | March 7, 2017
Today at CCLaP, Jason Pettus reviews Mark Kurlansky's "Havana: A Subtropical Delirium," not quite a travel book, history book or memoir but rather a combination of them all, and a light and engaging introduction to this Caribbean city. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "Next Year, For Sure," by Zoey Leigh Peterson | March 6, 2017
Today at CCLaP, Jason Pettus reviews Zoey Leigh Peterson's "Next Year, For Sure," a poetic and deeply dense character study about a twentysomething hipster couple diving into their polyamory experience. | Read entire entry

Book Review: "The Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan," by Steve Wiley | March 1, 2017
Today at CCLaP, Jason Pettus reviews Steve Wiley's "The Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan," a delightful urban-fantasy novel about a secret hidden history of our city, including an underwater "lavender line" el train traveling through a submerged "east side" of the city. | Read entire entry