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    • Long Walk to Forever by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

      LONG WALK TO FOREVER by Kurt Vonnegut They had grown up next door to each other, on the fringe of a city, near fields and woods and orchards, within sight of a lovely bell tower that belonged to a school for the blind. Now they were 20, had not seen each other for nearly a […]Read More »

      HOLLYWOOD KILLER After I left New York and my professional life of stage acting, and moved to Los Angeles because I was being offered movie and television jobs, I settled into a life of working and watching Hollywood at work and play, mostly play and much of it deadly play. The late manager-producer, Bernie Brillstein, […]Read More »
    • Hollywood Killer

                                                                 HOLLYWOOD KILLER After I left New York and my professional life of stage acting, and moved to Los Angeles because I was being offered movie and […]Read More »
    • Grand Prize Winner Literary and Contemporary Fiction

      The ALEXANDRITE: a Hollywood Time-Travel Noir by Rick Lenz Rating:  Title:The Alexandrite: a Hollywood Time Travel Noir  Author(s): Rick Lenz Genre(s): Contemporary, Fiction, Humorous, Literary Fiction Publisher: Chromodroid Publishing (2015) Please help promote the author by liking the review at: AmazonGoodreadsAuthor’s Website Time-travel Noir becomes High Art with a wicked sense of humor in this fast-paced novel that offers up […]Read More »
    • Dan Lauria’s Amazon Review

      Dan Lauria’s Amazon Review

      “Veteran actor/playwright, Rick Lenz has, with depth, warmth, suspense and clarity brought film noir to time travel in his new novel, The Alexandrite. Jack Cade, a struggling actor in his mid forties, goes through a cycle of his life journey with the help of a rare jewel that leads him back to a theme right […]Read More »
    • Amazon Hall of Fame Review

      Amazon Hall of Fame Review

      The Alexandrite: Review by Grady Harp 5.0 out of 5 stars`I am having a new and alarming sensation of the (forgive me, psychobabble haters) Now in my life.’ By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE  Format: Kindle Edition It is not often that we find in an actor or writer or performer memoir with that […]Read More »
    • The Selfishness of Kindness

      The Selfishness of Kindness

        The Selfishness of Kindness (The first passage is from “North of Hollywood”) Abigail (my daughter) telephones at one o’clock on a Saturday morning. She’s in a phone booth, weeping, gasping to get her words out. I can barely understand her. All I can make out is “Cahuenga exit.” I’m a half-decibel away from not […]Read More »
    • Free Associating in Our Back Yard

      Free Associating in Our Back Yard: I realize I talk about my wife Linda quite a bit, but she’s the human I see and hear more than anyone I’ve ever known. For those of you who remember Gracie Allen, George Burns’ wife and long time comedy partner, Linda has just a touch of Gracie Allen […]Read More »
    • Reader Views review of “The Alexandrite”

      Reader Views review of “The Alexandrite”

      Please forgive me friends that while I am still the main (only) publicity agent for my books, I will be posting an occasional review and hopefully contest result. Meanwhile, the next novel is near completion. Thanks!   From “The Reader Views” review of “The Alexandrite.”   “The Alexandrite” by Rick Lenz is a fascinating novel […]Read More »



Rick's bookshelves

The Extra Man
The Science of Mind
A Course in Miracles: Combined Volume
The Man Who Traded His Wife For Woodworking Tools
Act One
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Rabbit Redux
Marilyn and Me: Sisters, Rivals, Friends
What's Not to Love?: The Adventures of a Mildly Perverted Young Writer
Lee Marvin: Point Blank
Sweet Thursday
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
A Woman Of Independent Means
An Episode of Sparrows
The Beginner's Goodbye
Infamous Players: A Tale of Movies, the Mob,
Rabbit at Rest
Straight Man
Time and Again

Rick Lenz's favorite books ª

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