"Black Deutsland" is a misstep, moving restlessly and junkie-like between Berlin and Chicago, but never finding a destination.
The novel begins when its unnamed protagonist, an American teacher living in Sofia, Bulgaria, visits a favorite haunt -- an underground public bathroom where men gather for anonymous encounters. Here, he meets Mitko.
"Ashley Bell" is an escapist thriller that plays with the logic of memory and dreams.
What is great about the romance "Confucius Jane" is the sense that both lovers could exist without each other.
This biography is primarily a chronological study of Smith's performances during her 60-year career and critical analysis of her acting style, along with an account of her professional successes and (few) failures.
Love it or hate it, Mordden puts his own panache on the Sondheim chronology from "Saturday Night" (1954) to "Road Show" (2003 - 2008).
You almost can't imagine the plethora of insider information you will get from this gorgeous book detailing the very early concept ideas for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" all the way to the epic final film.
Lacking perspective is a symptom of addiction and not a terrible quality to have in an otherwise fascinating first person narrative.
"The Space Between Us' by Ohm Phanphiroj promises to inspire those fantasies of lost love and longing, but mostly comes off as the best picks in a series of selfies that are often used to allure a trick into an adventure.
Without the publicity surrounding Michael and Jack's marriage license denial in 1970, it's possible the landmark antidiscrimination rulings of our time would be happening ten to twenty years from now instead of in the recent past.