Rules for Reading

[Here you go, list lovers. Don't spend all of your time reading Silverback Digest. Take an occasional break for a good book. This summer I've read Ulysses and Moby Dick. Then, to keep myself tittilated as I picked blackberries, a biography of Marilyn Monroe. (All on audio, I must confess.) Reading is fun, Silverbacks. SB... Continue Reading →

A Man Goes on a Journey …

... a stranger comes to town = the only stories ever told. Things are good; things get bad; things get worse; things get better = The plot of every drama. We are admittedly book snobs here in The Jungle. We read 'em, we write 'em, we worship 'em. Here's a summary of some of the... Continue Reading →

Great Bookstores, Part 1

[Thanks to Silverback Peter (Hollywood SBs) for forwarding this. Remember when you you used to have great bookstores IN YOUR TOWN? I know, kids, this sounds unbelievable. SB SM] Shakespeare and Company, Paris, France Shakespeare and Company is arguably the most famous independent bookstore in the world. Located at the edge of the river Seine in... Continue Reading →

The Smeltdog Man

"I brushed the crumbs off of the fish and back onto the counter, threw the smelts in the frying pan while I got the eggs out of the fridge and cracked one." The Smeltdog Man is the story of how a Cape Bretoner marshalled his accidental invention, a marijuana-induced, munchie-inspired Smeltdog, into the most successful fast... Continue Reading →

Book Review … Being Mortal

Being Mortal reviewed by Michael Potts Two healthy septuagenarians, my wife and I often read to each other at tea time, on the principle that hours so spent enrich. At the risk of Too Much Information, may I amend that to chai time? Being Californians, ours never has been a conventional arrangement, and we do... Continue Reading →

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