The Lilies of the Field (1962) - William Edmund Barrett (Grade:A+)
Black Empire (1936-38) - George S. Schuyler (Grade:A-)
Days of Grace: A Memoir (1993) - Arthur Ashe (Grade:B)
A Personal Matter (1969) - Kenzaburo Oe (Grade:A+)
The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965) - Malcolm X (Grade:A+)
The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar () - Paul Laurence Dunbar (Grade:B+)
The Wild Bunch (1969) - Sam Peckinpah (Grade:B-)
Pi (1988) - Darren Aronofsky (Grade:A+)
Brothers Judd Daily
Brothers Judd QuasiDaily Bookmarks:
Ted Post (1918-) was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 31, 1918. Brothers Judd recommends Hang 'em High (1967) (directed by Ted Post 1918-)
Edward FitzGerald (1809-83) was born on March 31, 1809. Read Orrin's review of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (1859)(Grade: C)
Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (1809-52) was born on March 31, 1809. Read Orrin's review of Taras Bulba (1839)(Grade: A+)
John Fowles (1926-) was born on March 31, 1926. Read Orrin's review of The Magus (1965)(Grade: C)(#93 on the Modern Library Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century)
Al Gore (1948-) was born on March 31, 1948. Read Orrin's review of Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit (1992)(Grade: F)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was forced, by popular demand, to bring Sherlock Holmes back to life on March 31, 1905. Read Orrin's review of The Hound of the Baskervilles (1901)(Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1859-1930) (Grade: A+) Holmes has been revived again in Laurie R. King's acclaimed series of novels; read Orrin's review of The Beekeeper's Apprentice (1994) (Grade: C)
Vincent Van Gogh was born in the Netherlands on March 30, 1853.
Anna Sewell (1820-78) was born in Yarmouth, ENG on March 30, 1820. Read Orrin's review of Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse (1877)(Grade: B-)
Denton True "Cy" Young (1867-1955) was born on March 29, 1867 in Gilmore, Ohio. For all the "unbreakable" records we've seen go down, let's see someone get to 511 victories.
John Tyler (1790-1862) was born in Charles City County, Va., on March 29, 1790.
Albert von Tilzer was born in Indianapolis, IN on March 29, 1872 . He composed the tune for the song, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," in 1908.
Frederick Exley (1929-92) was born on March 28, 1929. Brothers Judd recommends A Fan's Notes (1968)
Nelson Algren (1909-81) was born in Detroit, MI on March 28, 1909. Read Orrin's review of The Man with the Golden Arm (1949) (Grade: C)
Russell Banks (1940-) was born in Newton, MA on March 27, 1940. Read Orrin's review of Affliction (1989) (Grade: B-)
Bob Woodward (1943-) was born in Geneva, IL on March 26, 1943. Read Orrin's reviews of The Agenda : Inside the Clinton White House (1994) (Grade: B) and Maestro: Greenspan's Fed and the American Boom (2000) (Grade: B)
John Kennedy Toole (1937-1969) commited suicide on March 26, 1969. Read Orrin's review of A Confederacy of Dunces (1980)(Grade: B-)
Robert Frost (1874-1963) was born on March 26, 1874.
A.E. Housman (1859-1936) was born in Worcestershire, England on March 26, 1859. Read Orrin's review of A Shropshire Lad (1896)(Grade: B)
Aretha Franklin (1942-) was born in Memphis, TN on March 25, 1942.
Flannery O'Connor (1925-68) was born in Savannah, GA on March 25, 1925. Read Orrin's reviews of Wise Blood (1952)(Grade: A+) and The Violent Bear It Away (1960) (Grade: B-)
Reader comments and suggestions are welcome after each review, or send email to Orrin.
If two New Hampshire men aren't a match for the Devil, we might as well give the country back to the Indians.
-Stephen Vincent Benet (1898-1943), The Devil and Daniel Webster
Copyright 1998-2015 Orrin Judd