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Deacon "Deke" Solomon did 4 years in the Marines and had a checkered, 10-year career through the blue-collar world before going to college at the age of 35. He came out of school seven years later with a Master's degree and a seemingly unquenchable thirst for more reading. Today he is consumed with his home library, his computers, his tomato garden and his cats. He reads a lot and writes when the mood strikes him.
Book Review: London on London
The People of the Abyss is Jack London's eyewitness account of what he saw when, in the summer of 1902, he went to England disguised as a merchant seaman on the beach. Arriving in England, the author dived headlong into the reeking labor ghetto in London's notorious East End.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Spunk & Bite Get Bitten
Arthur Plotnik's "Spunk & Bite" is a writer's style guide that attacks Strunk & White's "Elements of Style," which has been used for many decades by college composition teachers. Deke Solomon's article takes issue with Plotnik's thesis.