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"Sherlock Holmes with a dash of Woody Allen. Philip Roth and Stephen King. Mystery plus comedy. Detective novel meets Yiddish folk tale".  That review either totally sells me on The Fifth Servant, or makes me think it’s time to start … Read More

By / February 17, 2010
  • "Sherlock Holmes with a dash of Woody Allen. Philip Roth and Stephen King. Mystery plus comedy. Detective novel meets Yiddish folk tale".  That review either totally sells me on The Fifth Servant, or makes me think it’s time to start coming up with better refrences for Jewish writers.   
  •  While I’m somewhat skeptikal of this iPad thing, one thing I’m even more skeptikal of are biographies.  Most of them are crap!  The usual exception is when I hear Walter Isaacson is writing one.  This authorized one for Apple CEO Steve Jobs is a good example.  After reading Isaacson’s books on Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein, I consider myself loyal to the "Isaacson brand" of uncrappy biographies .
  • What bad idea does Tori Spelling share with Bob Dylan?  Like Dylan, Spelling has decided to write a childrens book. 
  • First he disrepects his Jewish heritage by changing his name (I know your secret, Ralph Lifshitz), then Ralph Lauren disrespects America?  A shonde!