The discovery of Frank Conroy

Books, Fiction, Non-Fiction

The discovery of Frank Conroy

No Comments 21 April 2018

I am excited to have discovered the writer Frank Conroy. You read a few pages of Stop Time and you know you are in the hands of the master. I just bought Body and Soul and started reading it as well. Now I need to make up my mind which of the two books I want to read first. A difficult choice but it seems whatever choice I make, I will not make a difference because both books promise to be fantastic.

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Walt Whitman Poem - Who Learns My Lesson Complete

Books, Poetry

Walt Whitman Poem - Who Learns My Lesson Complete

No Comments 7 February 2018

WHO learns my lesson complete? Boss and journeyman and apprentice? . . . . churchman and atheist? The stupid and the wise thinker . . . . parents and offspring . . . . merchant and clerk and porter and customer . . . . editor, author, artist and schoolboy? Draw nigh and commence, It is no lesson . . . . it lets down the bars to a good lesson, And that to another . . . . and every one to another still.

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Love in the Time of Cholera

Books, Fiction

Love in the Time of Cholera

No Comments 22 April 2014

When Gabriel Garcia Marquez died last week, I was inspired to get myself a copy of the novel that made him famous. I am now about 20 pages into Love in the Time of Cholera, which is available as an e-book on Google Play. So far the book is fabulous. Stay tuned for a full review when I am done with the book. May 2014:  It turned out the early promise of the book did not continue all the way to the end. I found myself struggling later, feeling that the story was constructed. It is not a book that I will give out as present.

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The Spectre of Alexander Wolf by Gaito Gasdanov

Books, Fiction

The Spectre of Alexander Wolf by Gaito Gasdanov

No Comments 10 February 2014

I am still high from reading this fantastic novel.  A week ago I started reading this deep story about life and death composed by Gaito Gazdanov in Russian.

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Middlesex

Books

Middlesex

No Comments 29 November 2013

In October 2012, I started reading Middlesex.  It did not know until I started this book that a certain percentage of people are neither fully male nor female.

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