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Chris Lemmon

Connecticut actor and author Chris Lemmon has been touring for the last 18 months with a unique and acclaimed play that he’s written called, “A Twist of Lemmon.”  

It’s based on his 2006 book of the same name, a tribute to his father, Hollywood legend, Jack Lemmon.

Book Review: Clamour Of Crows

Jul 12, 2016

Forget Voldemort, Satan, Dr. No, Iago. Fictional villains these days slither out of Wall Street. Hedge fund honchos without conscience, these evil avatars manipulate Dark Money...because they can. Although Ray Merritt says that his debut novel “Clamour of Crows” is fiction, and that the book’s greedy corporate lawyers and shady CEOs do not represent the associates and clients he knew at his former law firm, he surely knows that his mystery novel about big time law, “Law,” reflects real-life bad guys.

Book Review: Back Lash

Apr 26, 2016

“Back Lash,” Chris Knopf’s new thriller, is nicely named because the protagonist-hero, Sam Acquillo, gets hit with a strong backward force that propels him into the past. Sam’s a cabinet maker in the Hamptons, but he used to be the head of an international research and development tech firm, and a professional boxer, whose winnings put him through MIT. Before that he was a kid living in the Bronx. Sam knows a lot about cars so another meaning of the title “Back Lash” applies — the jarring play between adjacent movable parts as in a series of gears.

Book Review: Do Not Find Me

Apr 18, 2016

 

The United States is often portrayed as a very religious nation, and perhaps with good reason: two-thirds of Americans say they believe in God. But an increasing number of Americans say they’re atheists.

According to the Pew Research Center, 3.1 percent of American adults say they are atheists when asked about their religious identity, up from 1.6 percent in a similarly large survey in 2007. The movement is bouyed by high-profile figures like Richard Dawkins and the late Christopher Hitchens — people who have described religion not merely as wrong, but as a force for evil.

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