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2008 Books Read

… in the order in which I finished them, understanding that very often I read many books at the same time. I count re-read books, by the way. I’ll include links to any posts or book excerpts I might have … Continue reading

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Dad On John McGahern: “There’s no fat in his books.”

Me: “He didn’t write many books, did he?” Dad: “No. He spent all his time paring them down, cutting out everything that didn’t fit. There’s no fat in his books.” Finished The Pornographer today in a rowdy Irish pub, got … Continue reading

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The Pornographer, by John McGahern

I’m tearing through The Pornographer, a novel by John McGahern. I posted about it yesterday. I am mortified by the book. Not the frank sex scenes, which I love – he writes them quite well (not to mention the interesting … Continue reading

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The Pornographer, by John McGahern

I’m reading The Pornographer, a novel by John McGahern. I read his By the Lake last year (excerpt here), and his Amongst Women is one of my favorite books (excerpt here) – so I decided to go back and fill … Continue reading

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