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Reviews and summaries of classic and modern literature.

New Photography eBook: Landscapes, Cityscapes & Photography Tricks

landscape photography ebookI recently had the opportunity and pleasure to work on a great new photography eBook as an assistant producer. The eBook is Landscapes, Cityscapes & Photography Tricks by Richard Schneider, a talented photographer and the man behind, where I also contribute articles to regularly.

Landscapes, Cityscapes & Photography Tricks is an in-depth guide covering all aspects of landscape and cityscape photography. You’ll learn how to master challenging lighting conditions, which camera settings to use, how to take more compelling pictures and how to edit them to perfection in post-processing.

Schneider also offers a ton of incredible photography tricks to capture amazing long exposures, including light painting, star trails, timelapse and panoramas.

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Book Review: On the Road

on the road reviewThere is a passage in the first few pages of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road that perfectly sets the tone for the autobiographical story and sums up Kerouac’s life. He wrote,

the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.

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Book Review: Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk

chuck palahniuk's survivorBest known for the cynical and ironic dark humor that appears throughout his work, Chuck Palahniuk has been dubbed a “shock writer” by the media. His writing style, which he refers to as a minimalistic approach, has been influenced by and compared to such authors as Amy Hempel, Bret Easton Ellis, Irvine Welsh, Kurt Vonnegut and Tom Spanbauer.

Following the success of Fight Club, Palahniuk continues to shock and entertain his audience with stories so out there, so surreal, so disturbing that they can only be described as pure Palahniuk. Survivor is the perfect example of why there exists such a widely devoted and popular cult following for the controversial writer.

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