Read: Wild Tales

Being a rock star, cool. Being a photographer, cool. Combine them both and what’s not to like? Combine them both and get one Graham Nash. Wild Tales, by musician/artist Graham Nash, is in some ways precisely what would expect from … Read More

Read: The Hotel at Place Vendôme

Paris is one of my favorite cities. For Blurb alone, I’ve traveled to the city nine times. Go back to my years of photographic travel and you have to add in another six or eight trips. Yet I don’t claim … Read More

Read: News of the World

You can read this book in about three hours, but please don’t. When you read this book please take your time. Get a map and spend some time researching this region. Now, for me, this book was like a stake … Read More

Read: Desert Solitaire

I know. Another reread. I found this copy in a small, community library. You know, those tiny mailbox looking things found in the most unlikely of places? Yep, one of those. Inside was a note, written in fine, black ink. … Read More

Read: Wonder Boys

Yes, I finally read it. One of my all-time favorite movies is now locked in my literary head. I don’t need to sell anyone on this book. Not if you have seen the movie. The book, in places, rides herd … Read More

Read: Maps and Legends

I took a flyer on this book. Picked it up for one reason, the author’s name. After having just finished “Wonder Boys,” I figured why not? Maps and Legends by Michael Chabon is a book of story stories about reading and … Read More

Read: Nemesis

A timely read to say the least. Newark. 1944. Polio outbreak. And the impending fear and uncertainty that accompanies something the experts know little to nothing about, namely how polio spreads. Philip Roth has won everything. Pulitzer, National Medal of … Read More

Read: The Last Great Road Bum

Man, I really enjoyed this one and even had a little “crossover” moment toward the end when I realized one of the people being discussed is someone I know. Get this. Author Hector Tobar is in El Salvador and finds … Read More

Read: Reread Barrage

Okay, I did a book slam here over the past few days. Just get it done. I love to reread good books. Each time is a lesson in nuance and missed opportunity. Not to mention it reminds me of where … Read More

Read: White Tears

This book took a turn. A real turn. Loved the beginning and when the turn came, about midway, I didn’t quite see it coming. Music. Obsession. Collection. Greed. All wound into one well written, tightly wrapped package. “White Tears,” by … Read More

Read: The Peregrine

This book is considered a classic in nature writing. Classic. I need to thank Alex for dropping this on my door. Much appreciated. And seeing as I now have a bird fetish the book had even more resonance. Two days … Read More

Read: The Beauty in Breaking

A memoir. A doctor doing what she does. If you have ever spent any time around an emergency room, either as a patient or witness, then you know what kind of place it really is. Not easy. I’ve had many … Read More

Read: Refuge

She did it again. Terry Tempest Williams walks to the plate and hits yet another home run. “Refuge, An Unnatural History of Family and Place,” is heartbreaking yet fills your lungs with crisp, lake air. Salt Lake to be exact, … Read More

Read: Where the Water Goes

Houston, we have a problem. Okay, San Diego, Los Angeles, Tucson, and Phoenix, we REALLY have a problem. Water. The Colorado River sustains a massive number of people in this country and every single gallon is already owned by someone. … Read More

Read: Some Rise by Sin

If you are a photographer and don’t know Philip Caputo then today is your lucky day. A Rumor of War is the book that put Caputo on the map but for you photogs, Delcorso’s Gallery is a must. Today we … Read More

Read: The Border

Have to thank my friend Jack for reaching out a few years ago and asking “You ever read Power of the Dog?” That moment changed my literary life. The man behind Power of the Dog is Don Winslow. Winslow writes … Read More

Read: The Cult of the Dead Cow

Ya, I’m intrigued by hacking and cybersecurity. Probably because I’m such an expert. You know how great I am with technology and electronics. Cult of the Dead Cow, the title of the original hacking supergroup, was written by Joseph Menn … Read More

Read: Stringer

Okay, I’m a total sucker for journalism books. Always have been. The Year of Living Dangerously, The Quiet American, River of Time, Salvador, Night Letters, Rum Diary, etc. Sucker. Total sucker. Might as well add Anjan Sundaram’s “Stringer” to the … Read More