The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
One of the most popular horror novels of all time about a real exorcism that took place in New York in 1949. The movie later eclipsed the success of the book. The real story of the exorcism behind the book and movie.
The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
Acclaimed spy thriller about a fictional 1963 assassination attempt on French President Charles De Gaulle. Noted for its realistic historic flavor, its suspense, the plot and the relentless bad guy. Day of the Jackel book review
From the critically acclaimed "Rabbit Series" which contain four books, each released 10 years after the one before beginning with Rabbit Run in 1960. Updike is a master in capturing the culture of the time. In this the second novel we find high school basketball star Rabbit divorced with custody of his teenage boy as they live through counterculture of the late Sixties. Rabbit Redux review NYTS
The Book of Daniel by E. L. Doctorow
Fictionalized account of the Julias and Ethyl Rosenberg trial and subsequent execution. Told with flashbacks to the 40s and 50s by their oldest son Daniel, who is involved in Sixties political activism. Doctorow's radicalism kept this work of art from the success it deserved.
The Other by Tom Tryon
A horror novel by one time actor turned writer (also the Harvest Home series). The novel centers upon a child's mummified finger which draws the question as to which of the twin boys is alive and which is dead. Answer: The other one. Tryon is perhaps most remembered as the monster in the 1958 horror film I married a Monster From Outer Space . Tom Tryon fan site.
E. LUrsula K. Le Guin - The Lathe of Heaven
Herman Wouk - The Winds of War
Denys Val Baker - The Face in the Mirror
Best Comedy Recording: This Is a Recording - Lily Tomlin More on Album and Lily Tomlin at TVacres.
The Happy Hooker: My Own Story by Xaviera Hollander
Open sexual prose describing Ms Hollander's work as a high end prostitute and madam in New York from 1968 to 1971. After the book was published she was arrested and left America to her home country Holland where she has lived happily as a Dutch citizen ever since. The Happy Hooker Website
A Separate Reality: Further Conversations with Don Juan by Carlos Castenada
The second book in the trilogy brought him the most attention. The nature of the writing in promoting the use of Peyote, a hallucinogenic drug, caused much controversy as to if these tripping Indian witch doctors existed at all. A reclusive with a small cult following everything about him has been strange and mysterious. The Carlos Castenada point of view
Nonscience by Brian J. Ford
I mostly include this book which makes fun of too wordy experts(today we call it psychobabble) for the fun of the complete title: Nonscience and the Pseudotrans mogrificationalific Egocentrified Reorientational Proclivities Inherently Intracorporated In Expertistical Cerebrointellectualised Redeploymentation with Special Reference to Quasi-Notional Fashionistic Normativity, The Indoctrinationalistic Methodological Modalities and Scalar Socio-Economic Promulgationary Improvementalisationalism Predelineated Positotaxically Toward Individualistified Mass-Acceptance Gratificationalistic Securipermanentalisationary Professionism, or How To Rule The World. The Brian J. Ford Website
A Guide to Middle Earth by Robert Foster
An encyclopedic reference book of J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. It was limited to 2000 numbered editions. In 1978 the author doubled the size of it under the new name The Complete Guide to Middle-earth. About the book at wiki
Robert Coles - Migrants, Sharecroppers, Mountaineers, vol 2 of Children of Crisis – Pulitzer Prize, 1973
B. F. Skinner – Beyond Freedom and Dignity
Pierre Berton – The Last Spike
Literary News 1971
Nobel Prize for Literature: Pablo Neruda
The Pulitzer Prize:
1971 Tony Awards (theater)
Best Play: Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer
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