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Volume II, Issue 35
February 23 - March 1, 1999  
 
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Alternate Histories [2]
Rodney King and O.J. didn't surprise you at all if you're hip to bestselling crime novelist James Ellroy.
— Jesse Sublett, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

Fiction
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Being Cool [3]
Elmore Leonard's 35th novel, "Be Cool," is a "Get Shorty" for the music biz.
— Nicholas Patterson, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Mocking Mockingbird? [4]
Pat Cunningham Devoto's "My Last Days as Roy Rogers" flies past its "To Kill a Mockingbird" trappings.
— Shelly Ridenour, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 
Manila Envelope [5]
Alex Garland's "The Tesseract" uses a conceptual model from geometry—the hypercube—to establish a fundamental convergence of its plots and subplots.
— Randall Holdridge, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Non-fiction
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Traveling Artsman; This Stuff's Made in NY [6]
New photo book proves how little of the world can fit in a book.
— Kelle Shillaci, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Organic Inquiry [7]
"Encompassing Nature: A Sourcebook," by Robert M. Torrance, is full of radiant language and vision.
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY
 


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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

uthor James Ellroy's fascination with and brilliance at writing crime fiction stems from his own horrendous past. Austin Chronicle's Jesse Sublett explores Ellroy's talents in "Alternate Histories."

This week includes reviews of works from Elmore Leonard, Pat Cunningham Devoto, Alex Garland, Robert Torrance, and more.


Mini Reviews
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Book Reviews [8]

  • "Duane's Depressed and Crazy Horse" by Larry McMurtry
  • "Werewolves in Their Youth" by Michael Chabon
  • "South of the Border,West of the Sun" by Haruki Murakami

Holy Hunger, The Couch and The Tree [9]
  • "Holy Hunger" by Margaret Bullitt-Jonas
  • "The Couch and The Tree: Dialogues in Psychoanalysis and Buddhism" edited by Anthony Molino

Now What? [10]
Love to read? Need some clever ideas? Our library of resources and staff picks are guaranteed to turn on plenty of mental light bulbs via your electrified eye sockets.
WEEKLY WIRE
 


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