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Comment Archives: Stories: Books

Re: “Otis Sanford’s From Boss Crump to King Willie.

I've always appreciated Mr. Sanford's long view. He also has the advantage of the perspective of his post while much of these events transpired. It has to be interesting. This looks like my next read.

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Posted by OakTree on 03/31/2017 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Memoir chronicles the life and times and music of Jim Dickinson

In 1964 a classmate asked if I would join a new club he wanted to start at Messick for people who liked folk music. After he persuaded the principals we really needed this new activity, we met after school to discuss new records, learn songs, and listen to local performers. And that is how I first encountered Jim Dickinson -- sitting in a circle at Messick as he played his guitar. Later I would hear him at The Bitter Lemon, usually with Sid and Jimmy. I left Memphis in 1975 and had no idea what Jim had done until my brother-in-law gave me It Came From Memphis for Christmas.

I never forgot meeting Jim or hearing him. I look forward to reading his book, which arrived in my mail today. Memphis was a special place to grow up, and it was wonderful go be in the presence of so many talented people.

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Posted by Linda Hopper on 03/24/2017 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Grievous Angel

A classic Southern Tale: Modern Gothic Alcoholic Beautiful but Somewhat Crazy Tragedy about sums it up.

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Posted by Louis Byron on 02/06/2017 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Remembering Franny and Zooey and Jim.

Thanks for that.

Posted by sylamore on 12/17/2016 at 7:54 PM

Re: “From One Daughter of the White River to Another

I'm trying to find information on the "Pea Farm" in Jacksonville, AR. My great grandmother was an inmate there in the mid to late 20's. I can't find information on the Farm for Women. Was there a coverup because of what happened there? Would Little Rock have the files from the faclity?

Posted by Laura Fleming on 11/25/2016 at 8:26 PM

Re: “Jonathan Safran Foer at the Jewish Literary and Cultural Arts Festival

Be that as it may. I absolutely loved the movie 'Everything is Illuminated'.

Posted by OakTree on 11/01/2016 at 2:01 PM

Re: “Jonathan Safran Foer at the Jewish Literary and Cultural Arts Festival

Everything Is Illuminated was also the reading equivalent of eating broken glass. It was an amazing movie, but that was because of the casting of Eugene Hutz of Golgol Bordello and nothing to do with the actual writing, which was atrocious. I loved the movie and couldn't wait to read the book, which was almost entirely unrelated.

Foer's charm was that he wrote about things only old people care about when he was a young writer. Precociousness doesn't age well, however.

Posted by FUNKbrs on 11/01/2016 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Jonathan Safran Foer at the Jewish Literary and Cultural Arts Festival

Here I Am by Foer is bizarre, troubling and unreadable. It took him 10 years to write this?

Posted by Long Duck Dong on 10/31/2016 at 9:56 AM

Re: “From One Daughter of the White River to Another

I am ever so interested in the womens prison.. It is just down the street from where I live. I have a hair salon on west Cleland rd and my ladies tell me stories of the "Pea Farm" that was told to them by their family. If anyone has info or wants to seek further on finding info about the womens prison pleas feel free to call me at (501) 988-2502 Angie GOD Bless and intrigued by the prision.

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Posted by Angie Clement-Howanietz on 10/05/2016 at 12:29 AM

Re: “Books Read 2010

Con que aplicación hace los Flyer ?

Posted by Angeles Leon Cedeño on 10/04/2016 at 1:33 AM

Re: “Weekly Reading: Wandering through The Savage Detectives

Oh man I love Roberto bolano too. I can't put my finger on why (hats off to you who can), I just love reading it. I've actually got a note in my phone to name all my future dogs after characters in his novels.

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Posted by Seth Salley on 08/04/2016 at 7:34 PM

Re: “What are y'all reading?

And I should add, I am not reading this book series in Overton Park. Don't want to get run over.....

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Posted by cshep51 on 04/24/2016 at 10:02 AM

Re: “What are y'all reading?

Reading Diana Gabaldon "Outlander" series. It's on STARZ as well as books. Now into book 4, "Drums of Autumn." Find us on Memphis MeetUp if you are interested.

Posted by cshep51 on 04/24/2016 at 10:01 AM

Re: “What are y'all reading?

Writing my Wrongs by Shaka Senghor.

Posted by Kim Skaggs Tutt on 04/13/2016 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Author of KLANDESTINE to speak at the National Civil Rights Museum

This is the event Black Lives Matter should protest. It's absolutely absurd the Civil Rights Museum would allow anyone to fertilize and water the lie, James Earl Ray assassinated Dr. King.

The Civil Rights Museum is not under new management.

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Posted by keith on 03/29/2016 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Bill Haltom book signing postponed

The new launch date is Saturday, April 9. Event times and details remain the same. Many thanks to the "Flyer" for your help spreading the word about the postponement!

Posted by Robin Rushing on 03/25/2016 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Greg Sestero, author/actor, to appear at the Mid-South Book Festival

Indie Memphis sometimes screens THE ROOM. Maybe they can arrange a screening this summer so you can catch up. While you don't need to have seen the movie to enjoy the book, you will enjoy the book so much more after experiencing THE ROOM.

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Posted by Jennifer Murchison on 03/02/2016 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Eddie Tucker: At Your Service

car 54 where are you johnny billings knows........

Posted by p.c,hutchinson on 12/27/2015 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Remembering Franny and Zooey and Jim.

I still have a couple of cassette tapes left by my old friend at 282 Garland. I put them in the tape deck and pray that the tape monster doesn't mangle them into an unruly mess. He'd be embarrassed to know we are still talking about him, the rockstar in him would be a little upset if we didn't.

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Posted by sonnyfunk on 12/22/2015 at 10:36 PM

Re: “The Memphis "Adoption for Profit" Scandal

My husband was adopted out in the early 40s' Real name was John William True. Adopted name was changed to Larry Bond Wilkison. We do not have to my knowledge a copy of adoption anywhere. His adopted mother left a letter to him in her dresser draw that his real name was John William True.This was found after her death.I have always wondered if he was one of the stolen babies.His wife Sharron S Wilkison

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Posted by Sharron S Wilkison on 11/06/2015 at 2:01 PM

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