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Wednesday, 24 August 2016 13:34

Repo redux - 'Repo Madness'

Comic mystery driven by quirky characters

Achieving success in one literary genre is difficult enough. There are thousands of writers out there working daily toward goals that only a scant percentage will actually achieve. And of those who achieve their goals and become published novelists, a tiny fraction will find a modicum of fame within the trappings of their chosen style.

Published in Buzz
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 13:08

High society - A Brief History of Vice'

Book explores the role of vice in the growth of civilization

Our lives are filled with vice.

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Evocative debut novel offers different take on the end of the world

Considering the glut of end-of-the-world stories that we've seen in recent years, you could be forgiven for thinking that there aren't any new tales to be told in that vein.

Published in Buzz
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 10:19

Revisiting Patty Hearst

'American Heiress' recounts famous kidnapping

When we're living through a ubiquitous cultural moment one of those events that holds the attention of just about everybody it can seem as if that moment will retain its relevance forever. However, the reality is that that is rarely the case.

Published in Style

BANGOR - Tellis K. Coolong, the author of the acclaimed books 'Walczyk' and 'I Am Not Walczyk,' about a bipolar film producer named Peter Walczyk, will be giving a free talk for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Maine) at Acadia Hospital on Tuesday, August 16th from 6:30 8 p.m.

Published in Happenings
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 13:07

Set a place at 'The Heavenly Table'

Bleak, surreal gothic novel defies easy categorization

Sometimes, you know exactly what you're getting from a book. Whether it's a familiar author or a familiar genre or a familiar whatever, you go in with certain expectations and have those expectations met. People gravitate toward that which they favor.

Published in Buzz
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 11:44

An infinity of choices - 'Dark Matter'

Sci-fi novel uses quantum physics to build thrills

The Many-Worlds Interpretation (or MWI) of quantum mechanics posits that there are many worlds that exist in parallel to ours in space in time. These other worlds subsequently allow for the removal of randomness and action from a distance in the realm of quantum physics and physics in general.

Published in Buzz
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 10:58

Some summer reading recommendations

A few literary offerings from Maine-based authors

Summer is a great time to settle in with a good book.

Published in Cover Story

New book an informative, entertaining introduction to sabermetrics

Tradition is a hell of a thing. It's hard to overstate just how difficult it can be to overcome the inertia of 'this is how we've always done it.'

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 11:38

True north Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube'

Memoir offers a story of self-discovery in the lands of ice and snow

The quest to discover where we truly belong can be an arduous one. So many people spend countless months and years striving to figure out just who they want to be. It's a journey that can prove to be daunting, surprising, rewarding and terrifying sometimes all at the same time.

Published in Adventure
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