Monthly Archives: October 2011

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The Lost Coast, by Barry Eisler

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

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon

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

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Steve Jobs

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

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How Shakespeare Changed Everything, by Stephen Marche

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

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