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Book Questions:

I got this from my good friend Ted . Naturally I had to go overboard and provide links (to my own blog), and I can never ever answer a question with only one choice. I refuse. What was the last … Continue reading

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The Books: “Underworld” (Don Delillo)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Underworld – by Don DeLillo I have very conflicting feelings about this massive tome. Here’s an open letter to Don DeLillo – I wasn’t even finished with the book yet when I wrote that … … Continue reading

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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Jessa Crispin has an interesting interview with Peter Boxall, editor of 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. I loved what Boxall said at the end: “Having benefited from an extraordinary number of emails and letters as well as … Continue reading

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Snippets. No Context.

“So what do you want?” “I want the whole package.” “You want the whole package.” “Yup.” “Husband, kids, picket fence.” “I don’t need the picket fence. I’m too urban.” “But everything else?” “Yup. But I have about two eggs left. … Continue reading

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2005 Books Read

Here is the complete list of books I read in 2005. Underworld: A Novel, by Don DeLillo – which I had started in the fall of 2004- before I went to Ireland – and it took me FOREVER to finish … Continue reading

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Not Finishing Books

Here’s a very funny piece on being a “serial book-unfinisher”. It made me laugh. I share the writer’s weird guilt over not finishing books – even if I have lost interest by a certain page (especially if it’s a long … Continue reading

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Snapshots

— So I’ve got a big Super Bowl bash to go to tomorrow. Lots of fun. We’re all Patriots fans. — I FINISHED UNDERWORLD THIS MORNING. I DID IT. I started that novel in … NOVEMBER? I have no idea. … Continue reading

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Dear Don DeLillo:

First off, let me just say, I loved White Noise: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition). Wonderful book, and you certainly are a fine fine writer. This is not in dispute. I am now 3/4 of the way through Underworld: A Novel, … Continue reading

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Snapshots

— Wintry weather. At last. I took a long walk this morning as the sun was coming up, and I was loving the icy wind, the cold clear colors in the sky, my fabulous green Marc Jacobs fuzzy gloves. (Ahem) … Continue reading

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Snapshots

— Underworld by Don DeLillio isn’t just good. It’s scary-good. I can’t even describe my response to this guy’s prose. It’s beyond good. It’s not pretentious, or lofty – On the contrary. It is weighty with emotion, with heart. His … Continue reading

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