Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Son. Philipp Meyer.

The Son. Philipp Meyer. Harper Collins, New York, 2013. Hachette Digital retrieved for Kindle.(F; 5/14) I have quite scant notes on this book. This could mean it was so enthralling I couldn’t put it down at all. But I have a … Continue reading

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The Pale King. David Foster Wallace.

The Pale King. David Foster Wallace. Little, Brown, New York, published (posthumously) 2011. Hachette Digital retrieved for Kindle. (F, 04/14.) This is in some ways the most profoundly strange piece of fiction I’ve ever read. It’s magnificent, but fragmented like any … Continue reading

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The Goldfinch. Donna Tartt.

The Goldfinch. Donna Tartt. Little, Brown New York, 2013. Hachette Digital retrieved for Kindle. This is an impressive story that I think maybe deserved its prize. There is more than enough to get and hold my interest: characters I have sympathy with, lots … Continue reading

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Both Flesh and Not: Essays. David Foster Wallace.

Wallace D. Both Flesh and Not: Essays. Little, Brown New York 2012; Hachette Digital retrieved for Kindle. This stands out in my reading life as the first book I’ve obtained using Amazon’s electronic medium Kindle. I should say something about … Continue reading

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