Peter Fritz

About Peter Fritz

Peter Fritz's previous incarnations in life have included everything from corporate bond broker to lead singer. Currently, he resides in the ever-beautiful and ever-growing Portland, Oregon, where he spends his time contemplating politics and literature and defending salmon (when he's not eating it).

June 10, 2015

No, Really: What's Going on With Greece?

Hardly a week goes by without most major news services reporting on the latest travails of Greece’s financial troubles. In The Full Catastrophe: Travels Among the New Greek Ruins by James Angelos, the author offers a closer look at the history of Greece’s problems.

May 15, 2015

How to Comprehend Creation, Courtesy of Leonard Mlodinow

In The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos by Leonard Mlodinow, the fascinating evolution and history of man’s insatiable curiosity and quest for knowledge is revealed.

April 14, 2015

Don't Miss the Transformative Power of Steven Millhauser's Stories

'Although I am an avid reader of both fiction and nonfiction, I must confess to having long neglected the short story genre ... However, I stand corrected and have completely changed my thinking on this matter after reading the masterful new book of short stories, Voices in the Night by Steven Millhauser.'

March 16, 2015

James Ellroy's 'L.A. Confidential' Prequel: Perfidia

You may recall 'L.A. Confidential,' the saucy, suspenseful, fast-moving L.A.-set thriller by James Ellroy that went on to be adapted for the big screen. Now Ellroy presents us with the prequel.

February 24, 2015

Future Crimes: How Much Danger Are We Really In?

Marc Goodman’s new book, Future Crimes, covers the facts – and faults – of our technological safety both present and future.

February 12, 2015

Quan Barry's Beautiful Debut Novel

Quan Barry’s debut novel, She Weeps Each Time You’re Born, introduces us to a young Vietnamese girl who has a very special gift.

January 13, 2015

The Thrill of Perception: Peter Carey's Amnesia

Peter Carey’s prose and storytelling are first-rate, a remarkable step above many contemporary writers of fiction, as evidenced by his new thriller, Amnesia.

December 19, 2014

Inside the Mind of Richard Branson

Richard Branson’s book The Virgin Way offers readers insight into his own experiences, theories, and practices.

September 30, 2014

Martin Amis's Latest: A Provocative Holocaust Telling

'Who are you. You don’t know. Then you come to the Zone of Interest, and it tells you who you are.' –Paul Doll

September 11, 2014

Exquisite, Complex, McEwan: The Children Act

In The Children Act by Ian McEwan, the modern-day complexities of everyday life underlie the intriguing, exquisite story he tells.

March 6, 2014

Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg Re-team for The Chase

The Chase takes us on a joyride in extremis from the very first page. It is hotter and faster than a flaming-red Lamborghini.

January 18, 2014

Counterterrorism's New Hero, Courtesy of Brad Thor

Brad Thor’s character Scot Horvath thrills readers looking for a new hero.

December 7, 2013

A Mysterious Dance: Vatican Waltz by Rolan Merullo

In Merullo’s Vatican Waltz, we meet a grace-filled young woman – who has a certain power over the church.

November 11, 2013

John Grisham’s Thrilling Return to Clanton: Sycamore Row

In John Grisham’s spellbinding new book, Sycamore Row, we awake in Mississippi, 1988.

November 1, 2013

Get to Know Jack: Nicholson by Marc Eliot

'You can’t handle the truth!' taunted Jack Nicholson's Colonel Jessup in 'A Few Good Men.' And in the fabulous new biography, Nicholson by Marc Eliot, there is a lot of truth to handle.