Ricky Hunter

Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (39 of 52)
Location: New York City, NY United States
Birthday: June 3
In My Own Words:
I am a 39 year old archivist from Vancouver, Canada, living in New York City working at the New York Library for the Performing Arts as Senior Archivist on the Wilson Project processing the backlog of dance, theatre and music papers, and formerly working at the New-York Historical Society, and the Billy Rose Theatre Collection of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. I read a wide … Read more


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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
Much of David Sedaris' collection, Dress Your Family in Denim and Corduroy, will be familiar to the reader, even those, like myself, who have not encountered the pieces in this volume as they originally appeared in print and on NPR. His two previous collections brought to life his family and the essays in this volume will not have any surprises for the reader where the Sedaris' family are concerned but one still feels the sharp humour and painfully sweet nostalgia on encountering them all over again, along with the further adventures of little David Sedaris. This volume does also include other types of stories and, for me, they worked generally as well as the more usual family and life in… Read more
The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell
The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell
The Rule of Four by authors Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason may not be one of the great thrillers of the year but compared to its most direct comptetion, The Da Vince Code, it scores an easy victory. The historical academic puzzle portion of the novel is the richest part and is far less silly, from an historical point of view, than the Da Vinci riddles. It may somewhat bore readers who do not want any history with their mystery but will definately hold other reader's interests. The book does falter, though, in the contemporary story of the main characters personal live as so much of it is told slowly through flashback that little suspense is generated. As a somewhat intelligent summer… Read more
Give Our Regards to the Atomsmashers!: Writers on &hellip by Sean Howe
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgic Variety, July 7 2004
Sean Howe has done an exemplary job of collecting together a varied and interesting set of essays. Give Our Regards to the Atomsmashers includes many different writers examining their passion, both past and/or present, for comics, whether of the superhero or alternative variety, ranging from discussions of Chris Ware to Jack Kirby to Tintin. The most obvious joy for the reader will be in reading an essay in which a writer finds joy in the same memories you yourself possess but the slyer pleasure comes in reading an essay that will lead you into a new discovery, and, for me, there were many of these essays. Virtually every piece is touching as each one leads a writer to reveal something… Read more

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