Category Archives: Wednesday Wreckage

Lies My Teacher Told Me, by James Loewen: A Review

I’ve always felt that my background in American history was a little weak, and I felt that a book titled Lies My Teacher Told Me might be a nice, light-hearted starting place in relearning some points of American history. My emphasis … Continue reading

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The Witch of Hebron, by James Kunstler: A Review

The Witch of Hebron is a largely disappointing sequel to Kunstler’s World Made by Hand, which, despite a few inconsistencies, haunted me for months after I first read it several years ago. The immediacy of World Made by Hand mingled with the tantalising unknowns … Continue reading

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Better Off Without ‘Em, by Chuck Thompson: A Review

Sometimes, the picture that you draw from reading an author’s book is just as compelling as the book itself. In this case, both Chuck Thompson and his book come off as the sort of boy that we all knew at … Continue reading

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The Strange Death of President Harding, by Gaston B. Means: A Critical Review

I don’t want to be coy with this review, so I will simply begin by saying that The Strange Death of President Harding is a dreadful book, and no one should read it… at least, not without considerable forewarning and forearming … Continue reading

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The Boy Mineral Collectors, by Jay G. Kelley: A Wednesday Wreckage Review

Here’s the first Wednesday Wreckage, a new category where I critique a deserving / undeserving book that has raised my hackles, tickled my irritability, or otherwise annoyed me. I have a few fairly negative reviews in my quiver, but this … Continue reading

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