Monthly Archives: February 2017

Beaucoup Bakery, Vancouver.

February 2017 Another very good bakery! This makes, with Thierry and Patisserie Lebeau, three that I know of in town. It’s a hole in the wall in the former industrial area south of West 4th Avenue, a bit poorly-marked and … Continue reading

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Moonglow. Michael Chabon.

Chabon, Michael. Moonglow. HarperCollins, New York. 2016. F;2/17. Michael Chabon reminds me of TC Boyle: an author who at his best is very good indeed, and for whom I keep rooting, with each new novel, that he will return to … Continue reading

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Oracle Night. Paul Auster.

Auster, Paul. Oracle Night. Picador, New York. 2003. F; 2/17. Sometimes like the sausage-maker I get a little behind in my work, and I am writing about this one belatedly. There is only one highlighted passage, and although I’ve read … Continue reading

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Anti-Intellectualism in American Life. Richard Hofstadter.

Hofstadter, Richard. Anti-Intellectualism in American Life. Vintage, New York. 1962. NF; 1/17. I’m sure I read too little nonfiction. Still I’ve tried in my way to keep up with the polarity particularly in the United States between The Left and … Continue reading

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World’s End. TC Boyle.

TC Boyle. World’s End. Penguin, New York. 1987. F;2/17. I was so disappointed with The Terranauts that I downloaded and reread this novel which I remembered being thrilled by a few decades ago, the paper version for some reason missing … Continue reading

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