Monthly Archives: October 2010

FALL – Colin McAdam

Rain City Reads   October 28, 2010   Comments Off on FALL – Colin McAdam

“We were boys who wore suits, monkeys with manners. We didn’t have parents but were treated like babies. We were left on our own but had hundreds of rules to abide.” Fall is one of this year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize finalists. It is the coming of age story of two young men in their last year of high school and… Read more »

BOOK REVIEW | SUBWAY ART – MARTHA COOPER & HENRY CHALFANT

Subway Art is to graffiti books what Wild Style is to graffiti movies. It documents not only the genesis of a new art form, but also a period of urban history and the birth of hip hop culture. Originally published in 1984, it was the first book to take graffiti seriously as an art form and activity with cultural significance,… Read more »

OUTLAW JOURNALIST: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HUNTER S. THOMPSON – William McKeen

Rain City Reads   October 2, 2010   Comments Off on OUTLAW JOURNALIST: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HUNTER S. THOMPSON – William McKeen

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” Hunter S. Thompson is best known for his public image as a drug-crazed madman who flouted authority, despised monotony and had pretty much every adventure you could imagine – and some you couldn’t. Thompson lived his life at full throttle, a mile a minute thrill ride that others were lucky to… Read more »