Category: Books

I am re-reading Anansi Boys, that delicious book by Neil Gaiman; the writer describes it as If you have to classify it, it’s probably a magical-horror-thriller-ghost-romantic-comedy-family-epic, although that leaves out the detective bits and much of the food. . The …

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And I thought I had outlived this horrible November loved/dreaded task! Last couple years were definitely too surreal to even think about writing, This year is proving to be unique as well, but I might give it a shot, between …

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A marvelous realization! All that fake Nepalese cutlery? All those distressed tables? all carefully marketed!: We tend to think our standards for the beautiful and good are natural and eternal. They aren’t. And you know who needs this analysis of …

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Jessa Crispin points to Harry Crace’s review of the latest Harry Potter: The book will start witph Harry making his way back to Hogwart’s for his final year and his scar will be hurting. Ginny and Ron will be flirting …

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OK, so that is a bad word game, yet the plasticity of the brain appears to be nothing short of amazing, miraculous, and incomprehensible just yet; from the NYTimes: For patients with brain injury, the revolution brings only good news, …

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Better called the environmentalist revenge, The Swarm is a tad cold for me; begins as a sort of environmental ethic primer, traverses some encyclopedic descriptions and ends up in a maelstrom of rapid conclusions, almost too catastrophically convenient. I like …

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Going from boingboing about erotica in a list that tries to protect children from bad books, I went to the original site and found the PABBIS List of Lists, with such a gem like Books on this list may, or …

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I love keeping things. Of course, getting the whole 80 Years of The New Yorker DVD is appealing to a collecting mind. Besides, I get to read. A little. I need a bigger screen.

China Miéville, besides doing his PhD (A Historical Materialist Analysis of International Law and the Legal Form, LSE, 2002) and writing amazing novels, has also a critical socialist side to him. Go read his recommendations for Fifty Fantasy & Science …

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I got the limited edition for Stephenson’sQuicksilver, magnificently bound, signed, in a different format and all. A luxurious book. Useless. I cannot play with it! I can not read the thing with my hands dirty, or while in bed, or …

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