/ sep 2011
09.28.2011 | 10:23 PM EDT
Elegy for Jesse: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford … “Song For Jesse” | Nick Cave & Warren Ellis | Official Soundtrack | 2007 … Earlier lamented, it’s been a while since I finished a book. Started half a dozen, each e...
/ feb 2011
02.14.2011 | 3:23 EDT
Looking for Snodgrass An unnervingly familiar recount of a wandering mind that looks but cannot find: Looking by W.D. Snodgrass What was I looking for today? All that poking under the rugs, Peering under the lamps and chai...
/ jan 2011
01.28.2011 | 10:23 EDT
Michael Chabon on
Novelist Time vs. Blogger Time // I tend to obsess on three subjects. Ok, I obsess on a lot of subjects, but these are three of them. For a full list, just take a look around here, you’ll get the picture: What a rock-star wr...
/ nov 2010
11.08.2010 | 5:23 EDT
Sister I’m A Poet Sister, I’m A Poet Poetry lived with you in close quarters in the years between adolescence and adulthood. During that time, your 20′s, poetry fed a dramatic spirit not yet dampened by the...
/ aug 2010
08.29.2010 | 4:23 EDT
Bi-Coastal Binge and Burn:
Stories of the Bleak and Famous Aging proves the rule of regression: no matter how closely we monitor the pulse of the times, how tuned in we remain to the zeitgeist, we all inevitably yearn to revisit the culture of our youth. We b...
/ dec 2009
12.20.2009 | 4:23 EDT
Best of the Decade: Books Ok, so this is not a list of the best books published in the past decade… simply those I happened to read and enjoy most between 2000-2009. Not too many big surprises here for many of you, but ...
/ nov 2009
11.27.2009 | 4:23 EDT
Delicious Demon: American Psycho Every time I walked past American Psycho in a book store, I was mesmerized by the cover: a vaguely victorian photograph of a sinister, steely-eyed yuppie. I knew it was a grisly book about a psycho se...
11.21.2009 | 4:23 AM EDT
Why Don’t You Finish What You Start! As a fairly dutiful reader, I tend to follow one rule: Give the book a 50-page chance at grabbing your attention. If it does, commit. Finish the damn thing, even if the deciding early pages prove to b...
11.20.2009 | 4:23 AM EDT
Not a Cheap Date: Don DeLillo’s Underworld I wasn’t all that impressed with DeLillo when I started pecking away at his ouvre with Mao II. Kinda boring, didn’t finish it. Then it was Great Jones Street, promising to feed my obsessi...
11.16.2009 | 4:23 AM EDT
A Matter of Consequence: Le Petit Prince I first read this charming little book in my native Spanish when I was about 6 years old, before I moved the States. I reread it in English a few years later, then again in French in high school. It...
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