Category Archives: Vincent Cuddihy

So Long Stan: Dunn’s Conundrum by Stan Lee

By Vincent Cuddihy Stan Lee, Marvel Comics’ legendary creative genius, died last month, so I thought it would it would be appropriate to review one of his books. Although Lee is best known for co-creating many of Marvel’s best loved … Continue reading

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Rock ‘n’ Radio: When DJs and Rock Music Ruled the Airwaves

 Rise and Fall of Montreal Rock Radio   Ian Howarth’s Rock ‘n’ Radio: When DJs and Rock Music Ruled the Airwaves  (2017) has the material of a pretty good book in it, but he does not make very good use … Continue reading

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Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad

                             This Train Carries No One But Gamblers In Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Underground Railroad (2016) the passengers are all betting their lives that the trains will take them someplace safer than the slave life they are fleeing … Continue reading

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Two by Rachel Joyce

                                                    Two for Friday Someone gave me two books for my birthday with instructions, “Read ‘Harold Fry’ first in order to understand ‘Queenie’”. So that is how I found myself reading The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (2012) and The Love … Continue reading

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Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan

A Tale of Two Sisters by Vincent Cuddihy Late in 2009 Patrick Rafferty died in a single-car crash en route from the bar he owned in Dorchester to the family home in Hull on the southernmost fringes of Boston. His … Continue reading

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 At the Edge of a Wood

by Vincent Cuddihy  At the edge of the wood is the title of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos (2016), the fourth novel by Australian-born writer Dominic Smith. Smith, who now lives and teaches in the US, has received some … Continue reading

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The Only Story by Julian Barnes

May-October Romance Anyone? Booker Prize winner Julian Barnes’s latest novel is The Only Story. “Most of us have only one story to tell. I don’t mean that only one thing happens to us in our lives: there are countless events, … Continue reading

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