Monthly Archives: November 2014

Au Comptoir, Vancouver.

November 2014. On paper this place looks to be an absolute dead ringer that can’t possibly fail. It is a breathtakingly authentic Parisian bistro, smack in the middle of highest-traffic Kitsilano 4th Avenue, and very well reviewed in a recent … Continue reading

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Suddenly, Love. Aharon Appelfeld.

Appelfeld, Aharon. Suddenly, Love. Schocken, New York 2014 (translated from original Hebrew 2003 by Jeffrey Green). Presume Hachette Digital retrieved for Kindle. F; 11/14. This is another book suggested to me through reading the author interviews in Paris Review. Appelfeld … Continue reading

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Electronic Reading

What an awful-sounding idea. It gives me the same feeling I might get from intellectual cuisine or virtual music. But in spite of that it works for me although it does get me into certain problems. I’m not sure what … Continue reading

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To Rise Again at a Decent Hour. Joshua Ferris.

Ferris, Joshua. To Rise Again at a Decent Hour. Little, Brown, New York. 2014. Presume Hachette Digital retrieved for Kindle. F; 11/14. I made some pretty inspired notes on this unusual and occasionally quite moving book, but except for a … Continue reading

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Italian Kitchen, Vancouver.

November 2014 I’ve walked past the front of this place many dozens of times, and it being right on the way to one of my favorite bakeries. For some reason (I think someone must have praised it) I’ve always peered in … Continue reading

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The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Richard Flanagan.

Flanagan, Richard. The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Knopf, New York 2013. Hachette Digital retrieved for Kindle. F; 11/14. This prize-winner is a classic tale of endurance in the style of Holocaust stories, or The War of the End … Continue reading

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The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov. Vladimir Nabokov.

Nabokov, Vladimir. The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov. Vintage, New York, 1995-1997. Hachette Digital retrieved for Kindle. F;10/14. I read about two thirds of these (there are 67, over 600 pages). In my American fiction course of hundred years ago, I … Continue reading

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