Monthly Archives: October 2011

10/29 Currently Reading

Currently reading: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami 2011/ 945 pages A young woman in a taxi is trapped in traffic.  She takes an unusual way around and out of it.  A man is offered the opportunity to rewrite  the possibly award-winning … Continue reading

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10/28 – We Have Always Lived In the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson 1965 – 224 pages – rating 9     There are only three people still living in Blackwood House,   18 year-old Merricat, her older sister Constance and their aging … Continue reading

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A Canticle for Liebowitz

10/26   (but I forgot to post)   A Canticle for Liebowitz by Walter Miller 1960 – 368 pages rating – 8.5  Said to be of the best sci-fi stories of all time.  Set in the far future, after apocalyptic times … Continue reading

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10/28 The Savage City

The Savage City:  Race, Murder and a City on the Edge by T.J. English 2011/ 496 pages /rating 8 The Savage City was sometimes too dark and gritty  for my tastes.  Other times it suited me just fine.  I stayed … Continue reading

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After the Funeral

 After the Funeral by Agatha Christie 1953 / audio – read by Hugh Fraser rating – 6   Typical Agatha Christie/Hercule Poirot book.  I used to read a lot of these when I was in my early 20s.  Now I … Continue reading

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10/23

Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family   by Thomas Mann 1901 / 732 pages / rating 10   The story of a bourgeois family in 19th century Germany , 1835 – 1877.   More specifically,  it’s  the tale of the … Continue reading

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10/22

Chiefs by Stuart Woods finished 10/22 1981 – audio – read by Mark Hammer rating 7.5 – In the winter of I 1920, the first body is found in Delano, Georgia-the naked, brutalized corpse of a young boy. It Is … Continue reading

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10/20

Finished Generosity by Richard Powers –  I can’t type right now – I’m in caffeine withdrawals.

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10/18

Finished In the Garden of the Beasts by Eric Larson – 8 Currently reading Finnegans Wake by James Joyce – page 227 Chiefs by Stuart Woods – audio The Saga of Gosta Berling by Selma Lagerlof (notes) Getting ready to pick … Continue reading

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10/17

FInished LIFE  by Keith Richards – click for review. Working on In the Garden of the Beasts by Erik Larson and The Saga of Gosta Berling And getting ready to start Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann Generosity by Richard Powers   Also! … Continue reading

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progress on Life, Garden of Beasts and FW

Finnegans Wake  –  so my opinion at this point is that it’s a drifty dreamy Irish thing, phonetically written out of a distinct brogue. Life –  oh my –  it’s getting long and someone else is narrating and it’s not … Continue reading

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10/15/11

Still reading Finnegans Wake (page 203) but that will be a long project – until New Years, I think.  Also reading The Saga of Gosta Bering but again – will take a few weeks.I added two books to my current reading: … Continue reading

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