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Em and The Big Hoom
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Em and The Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto
"Poignant. Beautifully written. Structurally novel. Touching. Witty. Grave. Laugh out loud. Almost faultless.

Here is my detailed review: Em for Imelda, P of poignancy, and Pinto.

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Dark Star by Alan Furst
Dark Star (Night Soldiers, #2)
by Alan Furst
read in December, 2014
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Loved this book, even more than Night Soldiers. The writing is superlative. Furst's characterizations are deep, his scenes are as evocative as if you are watching a movie. The book transports you into pre-WWII Europe in a palpable way. Engrossing and ...more
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Leonard Bernstein by Allen Shawn
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Thank You, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
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The genius at his superlative best!
A Darkness More Than Night by Michael Connelly
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The best in the Harry Bosch series so far. Two separate plot lines with two detectives converge and resolve in the climax. Nothing great in terms of writing style, just a good, easy-to-quickly-read police procedural thriller.
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Subliminal by Leonard Mlodinow
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How Google Works by Eric Schmidt
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A Darkness More Than Night by Michael Connelly
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Night Soldiers by Alan Furst
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My first Alan Furst novel. Very impressed by how he 'paints' scenes with such vivid detail that you can almost visualize them. Liked how he assumes a certain minimum level of intelligence of the reader. More easily accessible than Le Carre. Love how ...more
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“If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.”
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“The painter is not simply someone who looks and who sees. Above all, the artist is someone who exposes a personal vision by rendering it visible. The painter shows or allows the seeing of "something" that without him, without his intervention, would not be seen. He manifests through his work a possibility of seeing that would otherwise remain latent. In other words, painting is an art that reveals or unveils the world from an angle that the world itself does not present to us. Painting creates. It does not limit itself to imitation or reproduction. Any desire to confine painting within the limits of déjà vu would be a gross misunderstanding of the essence of what painting is. Painting allows us to see that which without it would never be seen.”
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