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: 11,559

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: 6,140

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: 4,483

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: 4,453

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
Dock Ellis in the Country of Baseball
Aug 11, 2014 11:49 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 4,373

Remember the pitcher Dock Ellis?

I have always read a lot of baseball books, and lately I've been reading even more, trying to learn all I can about the world... More
1 2 3 4 5 > >>
Page 1 of 8

ARCHIVES

Nitro cold-brew, early hours: What's new at ZombieRunner in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 1 comment | 4,170 views

Summer Fun at Your Secret Beach
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 1,702 views

Heart Pounding, Hands Cold and Sweating
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 734 views

A “Hi-Tech” Solution with a Low-Tech Payoff
By Max Greenberg | 0 comments | 435 views