In their hearts, these conservative writers knew they were right. Now the rest of us know it too.
The Mexican pyramids are an open book compared to Peter Tompkins’s rambling account of them.
The Oranging of America is not about the Longhorn football team taking over the government, but Max Apple’s book is only slightly less bizarre.
Being Watergate special prosecutor was hard; writing a book about it was harder.
Turn a few new leaves this holiday season.
Dan Jenkins and Bud Shrake find the Limo scene semi-amusing.
Domestic bliss has seen better days than it sees in Shelby Hearon’s new novel.
Why the best years of our lives weren’t.
Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein's latest book "The Final Days" is just too much hocus-pocus.
Start fooling around with Mother Earth and you end up getting accused of rape.
America and Texas: past and present.
Peter Passel and Rollo May help those who help themselves.
Spiritual desolation in Crawford’s The Backslider; spiritual warfare in Naipaul’s Guerrillas.
T for Texas, T for Tennessee Williams’ autobiography, and T for terrible.
East Texas author William Goyen was more at home in the Fifties.
Donald Barthelme wrote a novel about you and it’s so bad.
World War II the way it really was.
Larry McMurtry brings his Texas odyssey to an end.
Can college athletics survive? Can short stories?
Does crime pay?
Peter Matthiessen writes of men pursuing a dying profession and Philip Roth pursues his critics.
Frederick Exley shows how to get too much of a good thing.
Exploring the heavy price of Empire.
Coupling takes many forms, as John Updike and Shelby Hearon can tell you.
Two books on why you can’t go home again.
Two well-known authors prove that knowing the subject matter doesn’t necessarily guarantee a good book.