Category Archives: Reading

Dispatches

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Normally speaking, I hear about books from a variety of sources. And it’s mostly informal. Sometimes, it’s from a friend, that standard dinner table suggestion over a glass of wine or what not that is usually along the lines of, … Continue reading

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False Starts

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To be honest, I was very excited to read False Starts from the get-go. This hasn’t always the case with me for books throughout my many years of reading. Some, for various reasons that range from an admittedly superficial, naive … Continue reading

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The Circle of Hanh

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I have to admit something. Bruce Weigl’s The Circle of Hanh was not what I expected of a memoir about the Vietnam war. And this is a good thing. I’ll try to explain. Upon opening this book and beginning to … Continue reading

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Stop-Time

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It was during a blustery, chilly morning on Enders Island off the coast of Mystic, Connecticut, while discussing a sample of my writing in a peer driven workshop, that my friend Eugenia Kim first sparked my interest in Stop-Time by … Continue reading

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Sophie’s Choice

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Sophie’s Choice – a whammy of a book and a knockout for the conscience of the soul. Not only does it explore the deep, darker recesses of the heart that are often filled with regret and self-loathing, but it examines … Continue reading

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

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Ernest Hemingway is one of those authors who I have often heard about throughout the years, whether from friends, colleagues, or professors while I was in college, and beyond, but sadly, I took no interest in him… at least until … Continue reading

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The Magus

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The Magus. Before the stroll of my reasoning began to wander the maze of this strange, dreamlike tale, I conducted some cursory research since I had little acquaintance of John Fowles and was curious as to what literary surprise the … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Ebooks

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So, in today’s so called modern, high tech age I’ve been told that if you don’t expand into the Ebook realm when you publish you are dooming yourself to losing a great many valuable and potential customers. I think that’s … Continue reading

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Reflections on reading

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Well, I’m back at it. I had to take some time off lately due to some family circumstances (my father ended up in the hospital) and naturally I wanted to be with him while he recovers, however, I must admit … Continue reading

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