Category Archives: Book reviews

The books that changed everything

Pretty soon I started reading John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, William Saroyan, Truman Capote, Upton Sinclair and many other American writers. Continue reading

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Poems like untucked shirts

In extension to the previous Brautigan post and suburbanlife’s comment, here’s a quote from an article about Brautigan by Albert H. Norman (Newsweek, 29 Dec. 1969), quoted in the Brautigan Bibliography and Archive: Brautigan’s collected poems, The Pill Versus the Springhill … Continue reading

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Crime and punishment in Afghanistan

Just finished reading Khaled Hosseini‘s novel The Kite Runner, on which a lot of hype – proudly reproduced on the cover – has been heaped: “Powerful…haunting.” (New York Times Book Review) “Moving and unexpected.” (The Denver Post) “Riveting…unforgettable.” (Newsday) “Evocative…and … Continue reading

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