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Predicting America’s Future

October 23, 2013 by


By Alan Caruba ~ One of the great parlor games of pundits, politicians, journalists, and just about everyone else is predicting the future. There’s a wonderful book, “The Experts Speak”, that is filled, page after page, with predictions and pronouncements by people of presumed wisdom and knowledge, all of which turned out to be often […]

Roger Ailes, Superstar

March 21, 2013 by


By Alan Caruba ~ After more than fifty years of reviewing books, I only occasionally come across a biography that gets my juices flowing; a book so well written that it is almost a physical pleasure to read it and a subject that is totally engrossing. This was the case for me when I began […]

Tony’s Notes From The Bony Novels (Part 6)

March 11, 2011 by


The popularity of Upfield’s novels in the U.S. Here you need to consider the time it takes for an author to work out a plot in his head, work through the early stages of writing the novel, and then the time taken for the administration, and then to get the novel to a Publishing house […]

Tony’s Notes From The Bony Novels (Part 5)

December 4, 2010 by


Topical things from the Bony books. Upfield may unwittingly have painted himself into a corner at times with his books. Why I say this is that knowing how popular his books had become, there was always the idea to just keep pumping them out as fast as he could put pen to paper, and by […]

In the Conservative Reading Room

November 11, 2010 by


By Alan Caruba With Christmas around the corner, it’s probably a good idea to look at some books that conservatives would enjoy and from which they would benefit. Decision Points by George W. Bush ($35.00, Crown) is, of course, receiving a great deal of attention as the former president gives interviews to promote it. Reportedly […]

Arthur W Upfield’s Novels – Three Non Bony Related Novel Reviews

October 18, 2010 by


In the process of compiling all this information, I was intrigued by those novels that Upfield wrote that were not related to his Bony character, so I made the decision to see if I could locate these titles and read them. Luckily, the Public Library system is quite good here in Australia. From the list […]

Upfield Commentary – Jessica Hawke’s ‘Follow My Dust’ (Part 2)

September 29, 2010 by


As I mentioned in Part 1 of this Jessica Hawke Commentary, I found a wealth of information. Although that information is self explanatory, some of it needs expanding a little so it can be more readily understood, due in the main to the passage of time since it was originally written and now, and also […]