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Volume IV, Issue 9
August 21 - August 28, 2000  

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Payneful Days [2]
A novel riffs on an intense jazz life.
— Christine Wald-Hopkins, TUCSON WEEKLY
The Tyranny Of Ideals [3]
A classic revolutionary tale of lust for power, property and revenge.
— Christine Wald-Hopkins, TUCSON WEEKLY

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Paris Beat [4]
Barry Miles's "The Beat Hotel," a chronicle of Ginsberg, Orlovsky, Corso and Burroughs in Paris, breaks no new ground, but no matter -- American readers are a bottomless pit when is comes to Beats.
— William Corbett, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
Dead Beats [5]
Barry Miles cutting up in Paris via his book "The Beat Hotel."
— Leonard Gill, MEMPHIS FLYER



ack Fuller is a former editor and jazz critic of the Chicago Tribune, and he clearly appreciates his music. His sixth novel amounts to a sort of musical-literary love affair, a riff on the short, intense life of a jazz musician.

"In the Name of God" is about religious and political tyranny and human nature's role in it -- allegorically and perhaps literally.

A pair of reviews take on "The Beat Hotel," an account of the Paris hotel where writers Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, and Gregory Corso lived on and off from 1957 to 1963.

Now What? [6]
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