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Blaze Finds the Trail by C.W. Anderson
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The Billy and Blaze books were some of my favorites from when I was young. This is the first time I’ve read one for probably close to twenty-five years, and I have to say it held up beautifully. The language is simplistic without being condescending. ...more
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The Body Artist by Don DeLillo
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Not DeLillo’s best offering perhaps, but still a worthwhile read. In short, a performance artist, dealing with the loss of her husband, finds a mentally-challenged man living in their rented house. From there, she tries to use him as a sounding board ...more
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Cosmopolis by Don DeLillo
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This much anticipated (and too quickly forgotten) DeLillo novel of a few years back is well worth the read. In short, a young magnate goes across town to get a haircut amid the fall of the yen and the march of modern life on the other side of his lim ...more
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Mao II by Don DeLillo
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An eerie tale of the place of art in these times which demand that events interpret themselves. An author loses his established place in the world to find another. There are the fates of the lost and the seekers. Everyone demands answers, or at least ...more
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Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm
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I’ve been meaning to read this one for a while. It is fascinating to see how all of the fairy tales which we have grown up with in a sanitized Disnified form, originally came to take their shape. The tales are in as enjoyable a form as any cheerful a ...more
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White Noise by Don DeLillo
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This novel, which functions both within and as a running lampoon of contemporary life, is a delightful read. No parsing of language, no labels that the characters apply to themselves, no amount of analysis about the meaning or meaninglessness of exis ...more
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Playboy's Silverstein Around the World by Shel Silverstein
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My own prejudice would come to the fore here (I am a huge fan of Shel Silverstein and every form of his works be they children’s books, oddball country and folk songs, or his Playboy work) except for the fact that this collection is a gem by any stan ...more
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