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Summer Reading List: Station Eleven 

 One of the many pleasures of being done with school ( for now ) is reading literature for fun once again. I took a social media poll as to what the next volume of my summer reading list should be … Continue reading

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Fall Reading List: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Haruki Murakami has become one of my favorite contemporary authors the last couple of years. Somehow he manages to infuse his dreamy magical realism with the compulsive page turning of a mystery novel. His latest translation in English Colorless Tsukuru … Continue reading

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Summer Reading List: The Satanic Verses

I’m trying to fit one more novel into what has been a very busy summer. The Satanic Verses is most certainly Salman Rushdies’s most famous novel, largely because it almost got him killed. The book begins with a plane exploding … Continue reading

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Summer Reading List: The Stranger

Somehow I neglected to blog about one of my favorite summer reads- probably because I was so engrossed in it I read it in under 24 hours (not that it’s a race or anything). The book is Albert Camus’ French existentialist … Continue reading

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Summer Reading List: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

After taking the last couple weeks to get a jump start on the fall semester’s reading, I decided to use my quickly dwindling summer free time to enjoy one more novel, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. Set in … Continue reading

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Spring Reading List: White Noise

One of my favorite wedding presents (other than cash of course) was the novel White Noise by Don DeLillo.  The book is a postmodern classic about Jack Gladney, a professor of Hitler studies at a non-descript liberal arts college in … Continue reading

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Spring Reading List: The Moviegoer

While Julie and I were in San Francisco I found a copy of The Moviegoer by Walker Percy at a used bookstore in the mission. I’ve wanted to read it since I stumbled upon this letter to Percy from Flannery … Continue reading

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