Author Archives: Douglas Corleone

Doug’s Reading Report: First Half of 2012

For the past 15 years, I’ve kept track of every book I’ve read.  (Yeah, I know…)  But the great thing about it is that I can look back at any given year, point to a book, and tell you exactly where I was living and who I was working with and what time of year it was.  Without that list, I’m pretty clueless about my past.  With it, I’m a regular Rain Man.  Well… The first half of 2012 has been a terrific surprise in Continue reading →

Columbine Revisited

I admit I was reluctant to pick up and read Dave Cullen’s COLUMBINE.  I thought, what’s there to learn 13 years after the tragedy?  Turns out, everything. I don’t remember where I was on April 20, 1999, when the shooting started at the now-infamous Littleton, Colorado high school.  But I do recall much of the media coverage which most of the country then considered fact.  I knew that two high school seniors, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, went on a killing spree before committing suicide Continue reading →

Welcome to the new Algonquin Round Table

Mention you’re joining the new Algonquin Round Table in some circles and you may get asked: Where are you going to find a 12th century suit of armor? If you are asked such a question, I recommend you remain within that circle and begin dealing the cards. You’ve got yourself some live ones, as they say. So what exactly are we writers breathing life back into after more than 80 years?  A group who dubbed themselves “The Vicious Circle,” a party of writers, critics, actors, Continue reading →