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Peter Dabbene, Book Reviewer

Book Review

The Creative Spark

by Peter Dabbene

Michael Shapiro interviewed thirty-two luminaries from the arts for "The Creative Spark". The book’s subjects include well-known and obscure personalities, with chefs, scientists, and musicians among them. Filmmaker Francis Ford... Read More

Book Review

Claiming T-Mo

by Peter Dabbene

Eugen Bacon’s novel "Claiming T-Mo" is a family saga of love and magic cast in an interplanetary setting. Told across a grand, multi-generational timescale, the story begins with Novic, a priest who disobeys the accepted tradition of... Read More

Book Review

The Art of Baron Yoshimoto

by Peter Dabbene

The varied work of a Japanese manga artist-turned-painter is reproduced in the beautiful full-color book "The Art of Baron Yoshimoto". Yoshimoto’s career in manga began in 1959, and he made a name for himself in that field during the... Read More

Book Review

Thunderbolt

by Peter Dabbene

Wilfred Santiago’s graphic novel "Thunderbolt" adapts the story of the controversial nineteenth-century American abolitionist John Brown, who took up arms against proslavery forces in Kansas. His violent methods led some to praise him... Read More

Book Review

Axiomatic

by Peter Dabbene

Maria Tumarkin’s "Axiomatic" focuses on events and people in Australia, and through that lens illuminates a wide spectrum of humanity. Though categorized as a book of essays, “essay” doesn’t do justice to Tumarkin’s lengthy,... Read More

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