Books & Looks: Real Books for Real Readers was started as a podcast to supplement Blaine Desantis’ website, ViewsOnBooks.com, and expand into audio interviews with authors.
With Books & Looks, Blaine’s goal is to focus on real books that real people will read. At least half of the books he reviews are either new authors or unknown authors that many in the general public are unaware of. After a segment reviewing books or interviewing authors, Blaine ends each episode with a discussion of the movies and TV shows he is currently watching.
This Week’s Episode
Join us as we dive into the gripping non-fiction book Bad City by Paul Pringle, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. This book exposes the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles, chronicling the tale of a young girl’s overdose and the shocking events that followed. This is a must-read for anyone who loves LA and its Noir side. Get ready to be stunned and amazed by the investigative reporting of Paul Pringle and his team.
Plus, a conversation with Faith Matson, the PR guru of Ocean View Publishing. Learn about the company’s focus on mystery, thriller, and suspense books, as well as their biggest releases. Get insights on the publishing industry and the challenges faced by new writers and publishing companies.
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About Blaine Desantis:
Blaine is an avid lifetime reader, a retired attorney, and has been a book club leader for the past seven years. He is an active teacher in senior education classes at Furman University. Blaine loves fiction, nonfiction, histories, mysteries and almost all genres of books.