Greg

 

Greg

Greg was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Washington State (Spokane, Walla Walla, Bellingham, and Seattle). He's also lived in New York City and Vancouver, Canada. His main passions in life are books and the theatre. He holds an MFA in Theatre from the University of British Columbia. He is the co-founder and director of a small theatre company, Outsiders Inn aka Outside Sinners. Some of his favorite writers are: Robertson Davies, Margaret Atwood, Sebastian Barry, Henning Mankell, and Kate Tempest.

 

Greg's Recommendations...

 

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So, Anyway... Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385348263
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Published: Three Rivers Press (CA) - September 29th, 2015

A humorous autobiography—as you would expect—of the tallest Python's childhood to the inception of Monty Python. I loved this and look forward to the continuing story with a later volume.


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The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143109938
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Published: Penguin Books - September 13th, 2016

If you have any illusions about how we are governed and by whom, Lofgren will do away with your illusions, pronto. This is an eternal struggle. A fight we must wage.


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Hag-Seed Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780804141291
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Published: Hogarth Press - October 11th, 2016

Atwood has written a brilliant parallel story to go along with Shakespeare's The Tempest. I loved this novel.


Number 11 Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780451493361
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - January 24th, 2017

A sequel of sorts to his earlier novel, The Winshaw Legacy, Coe's satirical novel, captures our egregious age perfectly. While engaging in sharp-eyed social and political observations, the novel gave me enormous pleasure. The number 11 can represent sin, transgression, and peril. All of these things you will find in abundance—this is the world in which we live after all.


Let Them Eat Chaos Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781632868770
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - January 3rd, 2017

Kate Tempest is like a modern Homer or Virgil. She carries on the oral tradition of poetry. Like her previous poem Brand New Ancients, Let Them Eat Chaos begs to—and should—be read aloud. A favorite of mine.


What Playwrights Talk about When They Talk about Writing Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780300211443
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Published: Yale University Press - February 21st, 2017

A remarkable series of interviews with some of the best American and British playwrights writing today. Book-ended with two late great American playwrights, Edward Albee and Lanford Wilson. For both the general reader and theatre artist. Excellent.