Summary Book Review Rubicon Beach by Steve Erickson:
Download or read book Rubicon Beach written by Steve Erickson and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2013-04-30 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A “brilliant” novel about an alternate America that has been split in two (San Francisco Chronicle). In a dystopian Los Angeles, Cale is a newly released political prisoner under surveillance. Beset by dark visions and relegated to working in a desolate library, he’s told, without explanation, that he’s “the one everyone’s looking for.” For Catherine, a mysterious South American beauty, the crossing is no less extreme: Leaving her tribal life, she undergoes various confinements and escapes before winding up at the door of a Hollywood screenwriter. Finally Jack Mick Lake, possessed by numerology, must negotiate a river all his own. Stark and ethereal, Steve Erickson’s tales connect to form a luminous and passionate whole.
Summary Book Review Look at the Evidence by John Clute:
Download or read book Look at the Evidence written by John Clute and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2016-11-24 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For more than 50 years John Clute has been reviewing science fiction and fantasy. Look at the Evidence is a collection of reviews from a wide variety of sources - including Interzone, the New York Review of Science Fiction, and Science Fiction Weekly - about the most significant literatures of the twenty-first century: science fiction, fantasy and horror: the literatures Clute argues should be recognized as the central modes of fantastika in our times. It covers the period between 1987 and 1992.
Summary Book Review Outside, America by Hikaru Fujii:
Download or read book Outside, America written by Hikaru Fujii and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2013-04-25 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The idea of the "outside" as a space of freedom has always been central in the literature of the United States. This concept still remains active in contemporary American fiction; however, its function is being significantly changed. Outside, America argues that, among contemporary American novelists, a shift of focus to the temporal dimension is taking place. No longer a spatial movement, the quest for the outside now seeks to reach the idea of time as a force of difference, a la Deleuze, by which the current subjectivity is transformed. In other words, the concept is taking a "temporal turn." Discussing eight novelists, including Don DeLillo, Richard Powers, Paul Theroux, and Annie Proulx, each of whose works describe forces of given identities-masculine identity, historical temporality, and power, etc.-which block quests for the outside, Fujii shows how the outside in these texts ceases to be a spatial idea. With due attention to critical and social contexts, the book aims to reveal a profound shift in contemporary American fiction.
Summary Book Review Conversations with Steve Erickson by Matthew Luter:
Download or read book Conversations with Steve Erickson written by Matthew Luter and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2021-06-28 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Much like his novels, Steve Erickson (b. 1950) exists on the periphery of our perception, a shadow figure lurking on the margins, threatening to break through, but never fully emerging. Despite receiving prestigious honors, Erickson has remained a subterranean literary figure, receiving effusive praise from his fans, befuddled or cautious assessments from reviewers, and scant scholarly attention. Erickson’s obscurity comes in part from the difficulty of categorizing his work within current trends in fiction, and in part from the wide variety of concerns that populate his writing: literature, music, film, politics, history, time, and his fascination with his home city of Los Angeles. His dream-fueled blend of European modernism, American pulp, and paranoid late-century postmodernism makes him essential to an appreciation of the last forty years of American fiction but difficult to classify neatly within that same realm. He is at once thoroughly of his time and distinctly outside it. In these twenty-four interviews Erickson clarifies how his aesthetic and political visions are inextricable from each other. He diagnoses the American condition since World War II, only to reveal that America’s triumphs and failures have been consistent since its inception—and that he presciently described decades ago certain features of our present. Additionally, the interviews expose the remarkable consistency of Erickson’s vision over time while simultaneously capturing the new threads that appear in his later fiction as they emerge in his thought. Conversations with Steve Erickson will deepen readers’ understanding of how Erickson’s books work—and why this utterly singular writer deserves greater attention.
Download or read book Charlie Mike written by Joe Klein and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2016-10-18 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This is the true story of two decorated combat veterans linked by tragedy, who come home from the Middle East and find a new way to save their comrades and heal their country ... [and] demonstrate how the skills of war can also provide a path to peace, personal satisfaction, and a more vigorous nation"--
Summary Book Review South Lake Tahoe by Peter Goin:
Download or read book South Lake Tahoe written by Peter Goin and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2010 with total page 95 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Known for its stunning surroundings, South Lake Tahoe has changed dramatically since its industrial-logging beginnings to today's tourist destination and mountain setting of natural splendor.
Summary Book Review Conference in the Matter of Pollution of the Interstate Waters of Lake Tahoe and Its Tributaries by :
Download or read book Conference in the Matter of Pollution of the Interstate Waters of Lake Tahoe and Its Tributaries written by and published by . This book was released on 1966 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Book of Music and Nature by David Rothenberg:
Download or read book The Book of Music and Nature written by David Rothenberg and published by Wesleyan University Press. This book was released on 2013-02-15 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This innovative book and soundscapes, assembled by the editors of the renowned periodical Terra Nova, is the first anthology published on the subject of music and nature. Lush and evocative, yoking together the simplicities and complexities of the world of natural sound and the music inspired by it, this collection includes essays, illustrations, and plenty of sounds and music. The Book of Music and Nature celebrates our relationship with natural soundscapes while posing stimulating questions about that very relationship. The book ranges widely, with the interplay of the texts and sounds creating a conversation that readers from all walks of life will find provocative and accessible. The anthology includes classic texts on music and nature by twentieth century masters including John Cage, Hazrat Inrayat Khan, Pierre Schaeffer, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Toru Takemitsu. Innovative essays by Brian Eno, Pauline Oliveros, David Toop, Hildegard Westerkamp and Evan Eisenberg also appear. Interspersed throughout are short fictional excerpts by authors Rafi Zabor, Alejo Carpentier, and Junichiro Tanazaki. The audio includes fifteen tracks of music made out of, or reflective of, natural sounds, ranging from Babenzele Pygmy music to Australian butcherbirds, and from Pauline Oliveros to Brian Eno.
Summary Book Review Ecology of Fear by Mike Davis:
Download or read book Ecology of Fear written by Mike Davis and published by Verso Books. This book was released on 2022-02-15 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A witty and engrossing look at Los Angeles' urban ecology and the city's place in America's cultural fantasies Earthquakes. Wildfires. Floods. Drought. Tornadoes. Snakes in the sea, mountain lions, and a plague of bees. In this controversial tour de force of scholarship, unsparing vision, and inspired writing, Mike Davis, the author of City of Quartz, revisits Los Angeles as a Book of the Apocalypse theme park. By brilliantly juxtaposing L.A.'s fragile natural ecology with its disastrous environmental and social history, he compellingly shows a city deliberately put in harm's way by land developers, builders, and politicians, even as the incalculable toll of inevitable future catastrophe continues to accumulate. Counterpointing L.A.'s central role in America's fantasy life--the city has been destroyed no less than 138 times in novels and films since 1909--with its wanton denial of its own real history, Davis creates a revelatory kaleidoscope of American fact, imagery, and sensibility. Drawing upon a vast array of sources, Ecology of Fear meticulously captures the nation's violent malaise and desperate social unease at the millennial end of "the American century." With savagely entertaining wit and compassionate rage, this book conducts a devastating reconnaissance of our all-too-likely urban future.
Summary Book Review Freedom City by Philip Becnel:
Download or read book Freedom City written by Philip Becnel and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2018-05-30 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: FREEDOM CITY hilariously ridicules the current kakistocracy (government run by the worst people) in a gripping satire that pays homage to The Monkey Wrench Gang. After President Trump unceremoniously dies from natural causes, four misfits from Washington, D.C. who call themselves the Fearless Vampire Killers sever the heads of Confederate statues and wage a comedic guerrilla war on post-Trump America. When President Pence enlists droves of fascist volunteers to crush the “alt-left” uprising, the rebels must risk their lives to run the fascists out of D.C. What follows is not only a battle for survival—but a desperate search for remnants of what once made America great.
Summary Book Review The A to Z of Postmodernist Literature and Theater by Fran Mason:
Download or read book The A to Z of Postmodernist Literature and Theater written by Fran Mason and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2009 with total page 405 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The A to Z of Postmodernist Literature and Theater examines the different areas of postmodernist literature and theater and the variety of forms that have been produced. It contains a list of acronyms, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on individual writers, important aesthetic practices, significant texts, and important movements and ideas that have created a variety of literary approaches within the form. By placing these concerns within the historical, philosophical, and cultural contexts of postmodernism, this reference explores the frameworks within which postmodernist literature of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries operates.
Summary Book Review Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater by Fran Mason:
Download or read book Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater written by Fran Mason and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2016-12-12 with total page 586 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater contains a chronology, an introduction, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on postmodernist writers, the important postmodernist aesthetic practices.
Summary Book Review Science Fiction in the Real World by Norman Spinrad:
Download or read book Science Fiction in the Real World written by Norman Spinrad and published by SIU Press. This book was released on 1990 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of 14 essays on science fiction, most of which originally appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, explores critical standards; questions of genre, including film and the graphic novel (an evolution of the comic book); and images of the hero. Spinrad provides sketches of four major writers: Sturgeon, Vonnegut, Ballard, and Dick. He also discusses the economic, social, and literary forces that have shaped contemporary science fiction. ISBN 0-8093-1538-6:
Summary Book Review The Creaky Knees Guide Northern California, 2nd Edition by Ann Marie Brown:
Download or read book The Creaky Knees Guide Northern California, 2nd Edition written by Ann Marie Brown and published by Sasquatch Books. This book was released on 2021-03-02 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This fully updated edition of this bestselling easy hiking guide (over 10,000 sold) features the 80 best low-impact day hikes in Northern California, perfect for aging baby boomers, seniors, those traveling with small children, and anyone else interested more in a stroll than a climb. From hikes just outside of San Francisco to long strolls in the Sierra Nevada, this book covers 80 of the best easy-to-walk hikes throughout the region, providing elevation gains, detailed maps, and up-to-date driving directions. It also includes hike mileage and estimated hiking times, trail conditions, access and permit requirements, and ratings of each hike's difficulty, from "Stroll in the Park" to "Prepare to Perspire." Offshoot hikes are featured for those who reach the end of the hike but want to extend their workout. Written in a personal but informative tone by outdoors expert Ann Marie Brown, the Creaky Knees Guide is a perfect resource anyone can use to explore the beauty of Northern California without breaking too much of a sweat.
Summary Book Review 100 Classic Hikes in Northern California by John Soares:
Download or read book 100 Classic Hikes in Northern California written by John Soares and published by The Mountaineers Books. This book was released on 2008-04-02 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: CLICK HERE to download two free hikes from 100 Classic Hikes in Northern California * Full-color photos, trail maps, and elevation trail profiles * Northern California hikes for all ages and hiking abilities * All facts, access, and route information is up-to-date and accurate This third edition brings the Soares' brothers classic guidebook to the 100 best of Northern California's hikes thoroughly up to date and adds elevation profiles for most of the 100 hikes. New color photos have been added and all facts, trail, and map details have been reviewed by rangers and trail supervisors. Appendices now include web contact information. A handy trails-at-a-glance chart indicates distance, level of difficulty, and seasonal considerations.
Summary Book Review Soils of the Laurentian Great Lakes, USA and Canada by James G. Bockheim:
Download or read book Soils of the Laurentian Great Lakes, USA and Canada written by James G. Bockheim and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-08-10 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book introduces the reader to the Great Lakes and considers their soil-forming factors and processes, taxonomic structure of the soils, soil geography and pedodiversity, while also addressing the importance and protection of soils in the Great Lakes Coastal Zone. The Great Lakes are an important part of the USA and Canada. Home to 33 million people, including 90% of all Canadians, the Great Lakes account for 20% of the world’s surface freshwater and 90% of the USA’s freshwater. Key industries include shipping, steel and automobile production, energy generation, fishing, pulp and papermaking, agriculture, and recreation. To date, there has been no comprehensive inventory of the region’s soils, which are now subject to dramatic climate change and environmental degradation. This book was prepared using the US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service databases, including the Web Soil Survey, Soil Series Extent Explorer, soil classification and characterization databases, and county soil surveys, supplemented by shoreline viewer software, the author’s independent research, consultation with colleagues, and survey trips around the Great Lakes.
Summary Book Review Moon Tahoe by Ann Marie Brown:
Download or read book Moon Tahoe written by Ann Marie Brown and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-11-24 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: California outdoors expert Ann Marie Brown provides you with the essential details needed to discover all of the can't-miss sights, attractions, and restaurants in and around Tahoe. Ski Squaw Valley's renowned slopes, hibernate in a cozy South Shore cabin, dine in Tahoe City, or hike the Tahoe Rim Trail—Brown will help you maximize your time with her insider's tips no matter which of Tahoe's offerings you choose to take advantage of. Including creative trip ideas for a variety of travelers, such as "Top Picks for Families," "The Nonskier's Winter Wonderland," and "The Adrenaline Junkie," Moon Tahoe gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.