My second book review for CNN.com, wherein I give my honest opinion about a work of commercial fiction, and manage to miss the point of commercial fiction. Who knew a book about murder and heart transplants is supposed to be light reading? Not me, not then. Now I know. Like I say, learn something new …
Author Archives: Ronald McGuire
Throwback #6: Baseball
I wrote this review for CNN.com in 2000, I believe, right before I left to go to work at a tech startup. It was one of the last book reviews I wrote, for CNN or anyone. I loved this little book. The author, Steve Kluger, has quite a few books published and occasionally Tweets. He …
Throwback #5: Consilience
My first-ever book review for CNN.com and this is what I drew from the options I had. It was not assigned to me, I chose it. It looked interesting, so I dove in head first. Some notes on this one: I received a prepublication copy of the book to review, Edward O. Wilson has a …
Throwback #4: Extinction
An interview I did with the writer/photographer Rosamond Purcell for CNN.com in August 1999. Unfortunately a lot of the interview was cut and the editor focused on the description of the book to support the photo gallery – their choice, not mine, but that’s what editors are supposed to do, make choices. This interview was …
Throwback #3: Andrew Tobias
Another book review for CNN.com, from November 1998. Interesting note – I had a very nice email exchange with the author after this was published. He was especially amused by the fact that I bought the predecessor to this book for ten cents. Best money I ever spent, that book changed my life. ‘The Best …
Throwback #2: Walker Evans
A book review I wrote for CNN.com in 1998. I was fortunate to have attended an exhibit of his work at the High Museum in Atlanta prior to writing the review. The place was packed and you could hardly see the photographs. It helped me appreciate the book and the quality of the printing. ‘Walker …
Throwback #1: “the action of life”
A book review I wrote for CNN.com in 1999. One of the best photo-books I’ve ever seen, but it’s a lot more than that. ‘W. Eugene Smith, Photographs, 1934-1975’
What Are They Eating on Mars These Days?
Another flash fiction story on Flash Fiction Magazine.
My second flash fiction piece, published by The Dillydoun Review.
My first-ever published piece of Flash Fiction, published by Flash Fiction Magazine.