J. Miller

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'Rave on John Donne, Rave on thy Holy Fool.' Van Morrison.


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Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to &hellip von P.J. O'Rourke
Politically correct? Most decidedly not. Politically accurate?Without a doubt. If P.J. O'Rourke's critique of the Americanpolitical system wasn't so devastatingly accurate this book would rank alongside the classics of American humor. Sadly, O'Rourke's apt conclusion about the United States Government is all too true:
"Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us."
PARLIAMENT OF WHORES should be required reading in our nation's high schools. If O'Rourke's political treatise was offered as a supplement to the usual dry textbooks which are normally found in our nation's political science classrooms, the United States… Mehr dazu
The Stanley Kubrick Companion von James Howard
This slim, yet concise book provides an excellent behind the scenes look at one of filmdom's most famous directors. James Howard has done an excellent job of demolishing the myths which surround Kubrick and presenting a fascinating portrait of a virtuoso whose eye for detail is arguably unsurpassed in film history. Howard reveals that Kubrick's slavish attention to details was such that he considered placing toothbrushes on the set of BARRY LYNDON which were authentic in details to those actually used in the nineteenth century.
My primary criticism of the book is that it was billed as "complete survey of Kubrick's career -- including EYES WIDE SHUT." Well, yes and… Mehr dazu
The Spiritual Tourist: A Personal Odyssey Through &hellip von Mick Brown
THE SPIRITUAL TOURIST: A PERSONAL ODYSSEY THROUGH THE OUTER REACHES OF BELIEF, is a personal chronicle of the author Mick Brown's spiritual peregrinations around the globe searching for...well, just plain searching. The author's search for far-flung spiritual gurus takes him from the peaks of the Himalayas to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and all points in between. Though Brown approaches his journey with the skeptical eye of a journalist and is forthright in his opinions, he never writes with condescension towards his subjects and allows the reader to make their own judgment about the spiritual validity of the various gurus encountered in his journey. As the title of… Mehr dazu