WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

A one-day giveaway

Who wants a free book? Today and today only I’ll give away copies of Fascination, Town Father, and In No Particular Order to anyone willing to write an honest review. … Continue reading

August 31, 2017 · 9 Comments

It’s almost time to tweet like Werner Herzog!

If you’re like me, you love Werner Herzog. And if you’re like me, you love @WernerTwertzog even more! See, @WernerTwertzog tweets like Werner Herzog would tweet if he tweeted. He … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · 3 Comments

“Happy Hour lasts two hours”

Jesus’ Son: Stories by Denis Johnson My rating: 4 of 5 stars It took me 25 years to get around to reading Denis Johnson, and the logical book to start … Continue reading

August 28, 2017 · 7 Comments

Hurricaned

Here’s a shoutout to friend-of-the-blog, John Howell, whose home in Port Aransas, Texas, has been getting pummeled by Hurricane Harvey for the past 24 hours. John and family have made … Continue reading

August 26, 2017 · 6 Comments

You too?

I’ve been watching the HBO miniseries, The Defiant Ones, which is about Dr. Dre and producer Jimmy Iovine. It’s good. Shows me that there was more going on in hip-hop … Continue reading

August 25, 2017 · 11 Comments

Revisiting Yesterday Road

Last week I took you down memory lane and ran an excerpt from Occasional Soulmates. This week, because its fourth anniversary is coming up pretty soon, I thought I’d flaunt … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · 8 Comments

Strategery

I tend to agree with this editorial, suggesting that the Forces of Good should stop counter-protesting when the neo-Nazis and white supremacists come to your town. The writer and I … Continue reading

August 23, 2017 · 4 Comments

Shady business

My thoughts on yesterday’s eclipse were a lot like those of Nicholas Kristof, who reminds us that the prediction of eclipses is so accurate because of science. We know the … Continue reading

August 22, 2017 · 8 Comments

Monday mélange

We’re lucking out so far this fire season. Last year, you might recall, a wildfire was raging too close for comfort and we actually had to start thinking about what … Continue reading

August 21, 2017 · 8 Comments

Vanishing act

Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett My rating: 3 of 5 stars For me, three stars is a good review, so I’ll say at the top that I liked this … Continue reading

August 18, 2017 · 5 Comments