Top of the Rock for December 1998



"The beheadings are almost identical..." So begins National Book Award finalist and Omaha native Richard Dooling's new novel, Brainstorm, is a rip-roaring legal thriller and social satire that makes John Grisham look like a talented four-year-old!

Time calls it "brilliant."

The New York Times says it "rollicks along as cleverly and boisterously as a Rabelaisian farce."

The St Louis Post Dispatch describes it as "whacky, offbeat, zany."

And The San Jose Mercury News says it's "wake-up-your-spouse-to read-passages-aloud funny."

Read Chapter 1 and see for yourself!

Past Top of the Rock Features

redball.gif A Tribute to Wright Morris
redball.gif Tillie Olsen
redball.gif Nebraska Literature Festival
redball.gif Duane Hutchinson
redball.gif George O'Connell's Getting the Range
redball.gif Art Homer
redball.gif Creighton Conference
redball.gif Black Star Press
redball.gif Mildred Walker
redball.gif Richard Dooling's Critical Care
redball.gif Mary Helen Stefaniak's Self Storage
redball.gif Jonis Agee's South of Resurrection
redball.gif Solstice '97
redball.gif Eamonn Wall's Iron Mountain Road
redball.gif Grace Bauer's The Women at the Well
redball.gif Susan Aizenberg's Peru
redball.gif Nebraska Poets Calendar
redball.gif Nebraska Book Arts Center
redball.gif Missouri Valley Reading Series
redball.gif Nebraska Cowboy Poetry Gathering
redball.gif Marly Swick's Paper Wings
redball.gif Nebraska Shakespeare Festival
redball.gif Prairie Schooner
redball.gif Nebraska Poets
redball.gif Ron Hansen's Atticus

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