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immediate thoughts on the ephemeral environment I've been reading books since the early 70s and writing about them since the 80s.
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February 2015
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reviewed: The Southern Literary Gentleman
One of the attractions of the biography is to study someone else's life and see just how difficult it was for them to achieve...
James Branch Cabell and Richmond-In-Virginia - Edgar E. MacDonald
February 2015
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January 2015
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January 2015
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reviewed: Humor and Derision
The Cabell Scene by Robert H. Canary is an academic treatise from the late 70s on the major works of James Branch Cabell, a w...
The Cabell Scene - Robert H Canary
reviewed: An Impressive Achievement
Although I had read Craig Thompson's Blankets, and thought it quite fine, it did not prepare me for the amazing achievement t...
Habibi - Craig Thompson
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January 2015
03
BookLikes Reading Challenge: immediacy wants to read 52 books in 2015.
immediacy has read 0 book(s) out of 52 books in
2015 Reading Challenge
December 2014
20
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December 2014
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December 2014
05
reviewed: Writing the Novel: From Plot to Print
Lawrence Block describes the feeling one gets after finishing one's first novel here as akin to post-partum depression, and t...
Writing the Novel: From Plot to Print - Lawrence Block
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October 2014
08
reviewed: The Quarry
This is basically Banks' version of The Big Chill: a group of college roommates meet up after many years to comment and refle...
The Quarry - Iain Banks
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October 2014
03
reviewed: Stand on Zanzibar
I first read this book as a teenager, and liked it so much that I listed it as a top ten favorite novel for decades afterward...
Stand on Zanzibar - John Brunner
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April 2014
8
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June 2012
12
reviewed: Inside the Kingdom: Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists, and the Struggle for Saudi Arabia
My wife and I are about to begin an assignment in Saudi Arabia that will have us living there for months or possibly years, t...
Inside the Kingdom: Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists, and the Struggle for Saudi Arabia - Robert Lacey
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November 2011
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June 2011
14
reviewed: The Night Circus
It has been a long time since i have been extremely captivated by a novel so it is with joy that I reveal before I get to tal...
The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
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May 2011
07
reviewed: The Dud Avocado
I tried to read this book several times over the last two years, leaving it beside my bedside. Yet I could never get past the...
The Dud Avocado - Elaine Dundy
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January 2011
1
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July 2010
05
reviewed: God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World--and Why Their Differences Matter
A few weeks ago I read an interview with the author of this book and that intrigued me enough to make this the first purchase...
God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World--and Why Their Differences Matter - Stephen R. Prothero
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March 2010
22
reviewed: Confucius Lives Next Door: What Living in the East Teaches Us About Living in the West
J picked this paperback up for me during her business trip in the U.S., due in part for her own interest in it, but also beca...
Confucius Lives Next Door: What Living in the East Teaches Us About Living in the West - T.R. Reid
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