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The Wangs vs. The World by Jade Chang (Satirical Novel, 2016). A satire on family conflict and the materialistic side of the American Dream, this good first novel is about a Chinese-American family dealing with a sudden fall from economic grace, courtesy the Great Recession, circa 2008. Charles, the Wang family’s middle-aged patriarch, came to California […]Read more "REVIEWED: The Wangs Vs. The World"
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The Apache Wars by Paul Andrew Hutton. (History Book, 2016). This meaty (500+ pages), well-researched (check out the rather massive bibliography) and very well-written volume focuses on the years 1861-1890 and all the key people on all sides of the epic struggle for control of the lands that became the states of Arizona and New Mexico. […]Read more "REVIEWED: The Apache Wars"
The night’s 3rd DVD film was the 2nd Men in Black feature: Not quite up to the original, but still much fun. A couple folks debating favorite brands of rifles and cars. Later: some impassioned dialogue about people snooping on others on Facebook, etc. And as a final change of pace, the nights’ 4th movie […]Read more "17 November at the Grand Midway, Part 2"
The weekly coffeehouse at the midway opened with… An early discussion of “illegal” (because of not meeting US/California emission standards) foreign cars erupted. Meanwhile, Blair hunted up a selection (well, two) fake artificial legs for somebody’s possible use. Just typical Grand Midway weirdness… A barrage of “corny but funny” jokes developed as the night’s 2nd […]Read more "17 November, 2016 at the Grand Midway"
Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen. (Humorous/Satirical Mystery Novel, 2016) Carl Hiaasen is quite possibly the funniest writer in the US today. His fractured fairy tales paint a vivid and often laugh-out-loud portrait of modern life and crime in America as a whole, with a particular focus on his home ground of southern Florida. His latest, […]Read more "REVIEWED: Razor Girl"