David McConnell’s The Silver Hearted is Excellent.

I’m delighted to report that David McConnell’s new novel The Silver Hearted is excellent. The Silver Hearted is a suspenseful adventure story that is clearly influenced by Robert Louis Stevenson, Joseph Conrad and Edgar Alan Poe.  This unfortunately implies a pastiche.  But Mr. McConnell has a style that is all his own.  And it is […]

Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln! America’s Second Gay President?

Today is the birthday of Abraham Lincoln.  It’s a good time to read (or re-read) C.A. Tripp’s The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln. In it, Mr. Tripp intelligently makes the argument that President Lincoln was gay. Abraham Lincoln is depicted as a tall, handsome–even sexy–young man who displayed virtually no interest in women.  He had […]