Articles by Gerald Jones

The Prague Cemetery Review - Tracing the Origins of Anti-Semitism

The Prague Cemetery Review - Tracing the Origins of Anti-Semitism Here's my book review of The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco

The Forgery of Venus Review - Who Are You, Really?

The Forgery of Venus Review - Who Are You, Really? Here's my book review of The Forgery of Venus by Michael Gruber

Prime Rib & Boxcars Review - Nothing Fails Like Success

Prime Rib & Boxcars Review - Nothing Fails Like Success Here's my book review of Prime Rib & Boxcars: Whatever Happened to Victoria Station? by Tom Blake

A Delicate Truth Review - You Are the Close Observer

A Delicate Truth Review - You Are the Close Observer Here's my book review of A Delicate Truth by John Le Carré

Sense of an Ending Review - Tidy It's Not!

Sense of an Ending Review - Tidy It's Not! Here's my book review of The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

My Voice Will Go with You Review - The Teaching Tales of Milton H. Erickson

My Voice Will Go with You Review - The Teaching Tales of Milton H. Erickson Here's my book review of My Voice Will Go with You by Sidney Rosen

Three Reviews - Stories About Musicianship

Three Reviews - Stories About Musicianship The topic of this week’s book review is musicianship in the books An Equal Music and The Bear Comes Home, and in the movie A Late Quartet

Invisible Review - A Murky Novel by Paul Auster

Invisible Review - A Murky Novel by Paul Auster Here's my book review of Invisible by Paul Auster

Back to Blood Review - More Social Satire from Tom Wolfe

Back to Blood Review - More Social Satire from Tom Wolfe Here's my book review of Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe

The Belief in Angels Review - A Compelling Book by J. Dylan Yates

The Belief in Angels Review - A Compelling Book by J. Dylan Yates Here’s my book review of The Belief in Angels by J. Dylan Yates

Abandoned in Hell Review - The Fight for Vietnam's Fire Base Kate

Abandoned in Hell Review - The Fight for Vietnam's Fire Base Kate Here’s my book review of Abandoned in Hell: The Fight for Vietnam’s Firebase Kate by William Albracht and Marvin J. Wolf

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand Review - To Be Your Favorite Curmudgeon

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand Review - To Be Your Favorite Curmudgeon Here's my book review of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

A Funny Girl Review - Nick Hornby's New Book

A Funny Girl Review - Nick Hornby's New Book Here's my radio book review of Funny Girl by British novelist Nick Hornby

Book Review - A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

Book Review - A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler Here begins a series of weekly book reviews, syndicated from BoychikLit.com, by author and LASplash journalist Gerald Everett Jones

Mutually Assured Destruction Review – Amusing Cold War Metaphor

Mutually Assured Destruction Review – Amusing Cold War Metaphor Mutually Assured Destruction, written by Peter Lefcourt and directed by Terri Hanauer, is a comedy of middle-aged sexual mores

The Dorrington Inn Review - Perfect in the Pines

The Dorrington Inn Review - Perfect in the Pines The Dorrington Inn is tucked into the tall pines of Calaveras County, California, midway between Sacramento and Yosemite, about 5,000 feet up in the Sierra mountains

The Lieutenant of Inishmore at the Mark Taper - Wicked Wit

The Lieutenant of Inishmore at the Mark Taper - Wicked Wit Bloody mayhem makes for dark Irish comedy in this play about contentious factions within a nasty group of remarkably stupid terrorists during the "Troubles"

Wagner's Ring Cycle at LA Opera - Recap for Late Deciders

Wagner's Ring Cycle at LA Opera - Recap for Late Deciders Tickets are still available for full cycles of Richard Wagner's four-opera Ring

Palomino Review - Rake and Pony Show at the Kirk Douglas

Palomino Review - Rake and Pony Show at the Kirk Douglas David Cale portrays seven people in a sensuous tale about a NY carriage driver/gigolo

Siegfried Review - A Marathon at LA Opera

Siegfried Review - A Marathon at LA Opera Nothing can stop the heroic young Siegfried, who finally gets the coveted golden ring and the beautiful warrior-goddess in this third opera of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle

Elixir of Love Review - Lighthearted Fun at LA Opera

Elixir of Love Review - Lighthearted Fun at LA Opera "The Elixir of Love" tells the story of a magic love potion and the destiny of a love triangle involving a lovable bumpkin, a dashing sergeant and the bewitching town flirt

Love Sex Violence Etc Review - Teasing at the Whitefire

Love Sex Violence Etc Review - Teasing at the Whitefire 99-seat theater is alive and well in Sherman Oaks

Dame Edna Review at the Ahmanson - Sidesplitting

Dame Edna Review at the Ahmanson - Sidesplitting Dame Edna, billed as "the widely loved international homemaker, talk show host, gigastar, fashion icon, guru, swami and most-sought-after friend of the rich, famous and royal" is back

La Traviata at LA Opera Review - Familiar and Splendid

La Traviata at LA Opera Review - Familiar and Splendid Guiseppe Verdi's "La Traviata," the last production of the 2008 - 09 season, opened at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion tonight

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo at the Kirk Douglas - Provocative and Original

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo at the Kirk Douglas - Provocative and Original Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo is a darkly humorous, haunting new play set against the backdrop of the war in Iraq

Cirque du Soleil's KOOZA at Santa Monica Pier - Wonder and Delight

Cirque du Soleil's KOOZA at Santa Monica Pier - Wonder and Delight Cirque du Soleil held a press conference on sunny Santa Monica Beach today to announce that the troupe will be returning to the spot this fall with its show KOOZA

The Birds Review - Weimar Germany at LA Opera

The Birds Review - Weimar Germany at LA Opera (Recovered Voices Project) Your country has just been humiliated in a disastrous war, in which it was the aggressor

'Taking Over' Review - One-Man Show at Kirk Douglas Theatre

'Taking Over' Review - One-Man Show at Kirk Douglas Theatre Georja pops over to Culver City to see actor Danny Hoch return to a Center Theatre Group stage with his latest solo work directed by Tony Taccone, artistic director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Magic Flute Review - LA Opera Revival a Marvel

Magic Flute Review - LA Opera Revival a Marvel Georja and Gerald marvel at Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, a revival of the Los Angeles 1993 production

Pink Martini Review - New Year's Eve at Disney Hall

Pink Martini Review - New Year's Eve at Disney Hall Georja & Gerald discover why Pink Martini is like a romantic Hollywood musical of the 1940s or '50s

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