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Monthly Archives: October 2011
The Lost Coast, Barry Eisler Amazon Digital Services, 2011. 237 KB. I hadn’t heard of Barry Eisler until last week when he showed up in the news. He’d ruffled some print media execs’ feathers by signing an ebook contract with Amazon … Continue reading
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon. Vintage, 2004. 226 pages. I read this back in the spring, but found myself strongly reminded of it when, a little over a week ago, read the following story … Continue reading
On Steve Jobs: We’ve lost our techno-impresario and digital dream granter. Vladimir Nabokov once wrote, in a letter that when he’d finished a novel he felt like a house after the movers had carried out the grand piano. That’s what … Continue reading
How Shakespeare Changed Everything, Stephen Marche. Harper, 2011. 224 pages. I’d heard some positive noise about Marche’s book, and at first glance that noise seemed well-founded. Marche clearly loves Shakespeare and wants to share his excitement with the rest of … Continue reading