Book review: “Honeymooners: A Cautionary Tale” by Chuck Kinder

This review first appeared in the Albany Times Union (August 11, 2001) Hilarious, loving characters in ‘Honeymooners’ Chuck Kinder’s first novel since “The Silver Ghost,” in 1978, “Honeymooners: A Cautionary Tale” ($24; Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 358 pages), is a hilarious, yet unflinching, eyes-against-the-windshield journey through years of booze, drugs, sex, friendships, lies and betrayalsContinue reading “Book review: “Honeymooners: A Cautionary Tale” by Chuck Kinder”

Haiku movie reviews, August 2015

Locke (2013) One man at the wheel Wife, job, honor on the line Such weight in his voice Walk Hard (2007) Silliness abounds In this rocker’s storied life Long live rock clichés! The End of the Tour (2015) Smart, talky guy flick Drinking (or not), sex, suicide — My wife hated it The Hobbit: TheContinue reading “Haiku movie reviews, August 2015”

Haiku movie reviews, July 2015

Jurassic World (2015) The brothers bore me Their aunt, though, and those high heels? Dinosaurs watch out! Vengeance (2009) Gangsters sneak around Gunfire erupts in Macau A dad’s mind is lost Inside Out (2015) In internal realms Feelings — not gods — vie to rule This is mainstream fare?

Haiku movie reviews, June 2015

Love and Mercy (2015) Living on the edge Brian Wilson hears so much Joy in creation   Brooklyn Castle (2012) Junior high chess champs Won’t be outplayed by budgets These kids: They got game   Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Big engines go roar Lots of crazy stuff blows up — Women rule the dayContinue reading “Haiku movie reviews, June 2015”