Robert Stribley

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Ort: NY, NY
In eigenen Worten:
I'm an Australian-born American living in New York City. I have a BA in Broadcast Journalism and an MEd in English. I write free-lance book and music reviews, so I've posted excerpts from some of them here.

information architecture, photography, cinema, literature, anthropology, neurology, pattern recognition, evolution


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Indian Killer von Sherman Alexie
Indian Killer von Sherman Alexie
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3.0 von 5 Sternen The Lost Americans, 15. Juli 2000
It is the predicament of bright young novelists that if their new works don't match up to their earlier ones, they'll be battered by critics. Sherman Alexie, prepare to be battered.
Alexie is a Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian. His previous works, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and Reservation Blues, were justifiably hailed in The Boston Globe as the works of "an important new voice in American Literature." In those books, Alexie painted stark, poignant, and damn funny portraits of life on a Spokane Indian Reservation. His latest work draws upon similar concerns, but it lacks the vigor, the color, even the wit of his previous works.
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The Island of the Colorblind (Vintage) von Oliver Sacks
5.0 von 5 Sternen See Through Sacks' Eyes, 12. Juli 2000
"There is a grandeur in this view of life." -- Charles Darwin, Origin of the Species
In The Island of the Colorblind, Oliver Sacks embarks upon an adventure that must have been nearly as exciting for him as Darwin's enlightening journey to the Galapagos Islands. The famous neurologist, who also is the author of Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat, and An Anthropologist on Mars, first conceived of the trip when he discovered that one of the Caroline Islands--Pingelap--held an unusually large community of achromatopes. Individuals with achromatopsia are born not only colorblind, but they also are light intolerant and unable to see fine detail… Mehr dazu
Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentle&hellip von Douglas Brinkley
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Hunter S. Thompson shows up in the strangest places. He recently popped up in the news when he was excused from serving jury duty in the drunk-driving case against singer John Denver. He probably would have made a sympathetic juror, as charges recently were dropped against Thompson himself. Charged with assault for dousing a theater security manager with a fire extinguisher, Thompson explained that he only was demonstrating how he often closes his public speaking appearances -- by spraying an extinguisher over his audience. If you know anything about Thompson, you know this is standard fare.
Thompson is the creator and sole practitioner of "gonzo journalism." One… Mehr dazu