Tag Archives | Crime

Hacker

Hacker Republic: Fact or Fiction

When WikiLeak hackers took down MasterCharge, Visa, and PayPal after the arrest of Julian Assange, I thought of Stieg Larsson’s book, “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.”  It’s a crime thriller.  Fiction.  Made up stuff, some would say.  Yet the similarities between what happens in this last of the Millenium series and the headline-grabbing […]

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Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross

Mr. Peanut, by Adam Ross

Adam Ross, author of the acclaimed novel, Mr. Peanut, and former teacher at the prestigious Harpeth Hall Girls’ School in Nashville, Tennessee, has been nominated for the Bad Sex in Fiction Award.  Presented annually by the British magazine Literary Review, the judges hope “to draw attention to the crude, tasteless, often perfunctory use of redundant […]

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The Town

The Town

The Town, directed by and starring Ben Affleck:  go see it.  It’s a great movie.  I give it four stars. Set in a section of Boston that produces more bank robbers and petty criminals than just about anywhere in America, this is a dramatic thriller like nothing you’ve seen before.  You’ll find yourself cheering for […]

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