On the Page | Nick Taylor | Palo Alto Online |

Local Blogs

On the Page
On the Page

By Nick Taylor

E-mail Nick Taylor | Follow this Blog

About this blog: This blog is a place for conversation about books. I post reviews of what I'm reading--lots of contemporary fiction, but also classics and the occasional work of narrative nonfiction. I am always looking for new books to read, so ...  (More)

Sort by: Most Recent | Most Popular

The Best Novel I've Read This Year
Nov 20, 2013 10:25 am
Comments: 1 | Views: 11,514

NoViolet Bulawayo, We Need New Names (Reagan Arthur / Little, Brown, 2013)

A book of fiction can be memorable in a number of ways -- the setting may stick... More
Who is T.T. Monday? : The Story of a Novel, Part 3
Feb 24, 2014 11:39 am
Comments: 5 | Views: 6,032

In most lines of work, seniority counts for something. In major-league baseball, for instance, young players in their first few professional seasons have their salaries... More
SJSU Center for Steinbeck Studies to Honor Author Khaled Hosseini on Weds Sept 10
Aug 18, 2014 11:59 am
Comments: 1 | Views: 4,434

One of the highlights of my job as director of the Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State is the annual ... More
David Rakoff's Last Work
Nov 25, 2013 1:04 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 4,399

David Rakoff, Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish (Doubleday, 2013)

Here's a thought experiment for you writers out there: Imagine you were dying... More
Turning to a Life of Crime (The Story of a Novel, Part 2)
Feb 18, 2014 1:01 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 4,319

In my last post I explained how I went to India and came back with a novel about the... More
1 2 3 4 5 > >>
Page 1 of 8

ARCHIVES

My Son Turned 20
By Chandrama Anderson | 4 comments | 14,224 views

Questions About the Acquisition of the Buena Vista Site
By Steve Levy | 23 comments | 6,626 views

Guns or Butter?
By Laura Stec | 25 comments | 2,780 views

Nonstarter killed after 2 decades
By Douglas Moran | 15 comments | 1,373 views

Kids and transitions
By Cheryl Bac | 4 comments | 977 views