Tony Daniel says Chuck Palahiuk’s latest therapy-culture driven novel is a macabre, but interesting, tale. Read the review here.
Greg Gutfeld’s new book “The Plus” advises readers to be positive and unconventional–to always look for the “plus” in each moment. Tony Daniel remembers a writer he knew who did just that. “Behold the Punk,” Tony Daniel writes…. Read More
“The survival and rebirth of the American novel does not, I am bold to say, depend upon the annual disgorgement of navel-gazers, LARPing revolutionaries, and mediocrities from the nation’s writing MFA programs, most destined for readerships in the… Read More
“I like to think there is a little Churchill bust within the Oval Office of every thoughtful person’s soul—a bust that needs the occasional tending-to and buffing up,” Tony Daniel writes. Read the review here.
“When a mob tears down a statue, they are tearing down art,” Tony Daniel writes. “The artistic aspect of a sculpture is more important than its historic significance, and grows more so over time. All of this wrecking… Read More
Tony Daniel says Mike Rowe’s new book, which arises from Rowe’s popular podcast, reminds him of the great Paul Harvey’s “The Rest of the Story” broadcasts from his youth. Rowe also divides the biographical sketches in the book… Read More
Tony Daniel says Deceiving the Sky, longtime U.S. national security reporter Bill Gertz’s book on mainland China’s aggression toward the U.S., is a helpful tonic to decades of wishful thinking regarding China by many in the West. Read the review… Read More
The true crime work, Furious Hours, explores a lurid 1977 southern murder trial that almost inspired Harper Lee to write another book—but the author’s pretentious account leans heavily on inaccurate and unflattering Southern stereotypes, writes Tony Daniel. “Furious… Read More
Tony describes how in Dan Pedersen’s engaging new memoir, Top Gun: An American Story, Topgun’s original commanding officer recounts his role as the founder of the famed fighter jet program. Pedersen makes the case that what matters is… Read More
Tony Daniel says that novelist and cultural commentator Bret Easton Ellis’s new collection of essays, White tears into the proponents of “woke” culture for eroding free expression and encouraging victimhood. Despite some melodramatic overwriting and amusing naiveté regarding the… Read More