American Writers (One Hundred Pages at a Time)

Episode 262: Herman Melville: Moby-Dick (3)

We are half-way through "Moby-Dick". Let's learn everything about whaling.

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 116.2: The Crack in Space (2)

Part two of my analysis of "The Crack in Space". An underappreciated novel.

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Episode 262: Herman Melville: Moby-Dick (2)

My thoughts on the second hundred pages of "Moby-Dick".

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 116.1: The Crack in Space (1)

Part one of my thoughts on Philip K. Dick's "The Crack in Space", one of his most politically significant novels.

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 115: Retreat Syndrome

My thougths on Philip K. Dick's short story "Retreat Syndrome".

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Episode 261: Herman Melville: Moby-Dick (1)

 Part one of my thoughts on "Moby-Dick" by Herman Melville. We are introduced to the international proletariat.

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Episode 260: Herman Melville; White-Jacket (4)

The finale of my review of Herman Melville's "White-Jacket".

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 114.2: Lies, Inc.

In this episode I look at the material added to "The Unteleported Man", turning it into "Lies, Inc." More frustrating out of sequence stuff.

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 114: Lies, Inc. (The Unteleported Man)

The first of two parts exploring Philip K. Dick's novel "Lies, Inc." This part will explore the material in his 1965 novella "The Unteleported Man."

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Episode 259: Herman Melville; White-Jacket (3)

Part three of my review of Herman Melville's "White-Jacket".

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 113.4:The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (4)

The finale of my series on "The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch". Why is it so important for our characters to avoid those dreaded three stigmata?

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Episode 258: Herman Melville; White-Jacket (2)

Part two of my review of Herman Melville's "White-Jacket".

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Episode 257: Herman Melville; White-Jacket (1)

What was life like on a Man-o-War? We find out from Herman Melville.

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 113.3:The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (3)

Part Three of my review of Philip K. Dick's "The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch." Things are getting weird.

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Episode 256: Herman Melville: Redburn (3)

Opps. Dropped the ball on quality the last time I uploaded this. But here it is again. The final part of my review of Melville's "Reburn". See you soon with "White-Jacket".

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 113.2:The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (2)

Part 2 of my review of Philip K. Dick's "The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch". You need to wait a bit to know what those three are.

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Episode 255: Herman Melville: Redburn (2)

Part 2 of my thoughts on Herman Melville's "Redburn".

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 113:The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (1)

Part one of my review of Dick's wounderful novel "The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldrtich". In this part we learn about Mars, PP Layouts, and Can-D.

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 112: Dr. Bloodmoney

And now for one of Philip K. Dick's most fascinating post-nuclear war settings in "Dr. Bloodmoney". It is another one-off episode on a novel, so be prepared.

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Episode 254: Herman Melville: Redburn (1)

We come back to Melville with his coming of age novel set on a merchant ship in the Atlantic, "Redburn".

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 111: Precious Artifact

We come to the end of our study of Philip K. Dick's works from 1964 with "Precious Artifact".

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Episode 253: Theodore Dreiser, An American Tragedy (9)

 Enjoy the finale of my review of "An American Tragedy" by Theodore Dreiser.

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 110: The Little Black Box

In this episode we look at Philip K. Dick's short story "The Little Black Box", a story about religion, empathy, and the limits of state power.

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 109: A Game of Unchance

We return to the familiar ground of frontiers in Philip K. Dick's short story on consumerism and manufactured markets in "A Game of Unchance".

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Episode 252: Theodore Dreiser, An American Tragedy (8)

In part 8 of my review of "An American Tragedy" by Theodore Dreiser we witness a trial of the ages.

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 108: What the Dead Men Say

In this episode, we look at "What the Dead Men Say", in which Philip K. Dick introduces the concept of half-life and plays with the power of media and corpoations.

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Episode 251: Theodore Dreiser, An American Tragedy (7)

More of Theodore Dreiser's "An American Tragedy".

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Episode 250: Theodore Dreiser: An American Tragedy (6)

Part six of my review of "An American Tragedy" by Theodore Dresier.

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 107: War with the Fnools”

More silliness from 1964 Philip K. Dick in "The War with the Fnools".

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Philip K. Dick Book Club: Episode 106: Oh! To be a Blobel

More family drama in Philip K. Dick's short story "Oh! To be a Blobel".

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