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The Glass Castle

January 3, 2014


My friend Journalist gave me a book for Christmas. It was called “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls. I will confess: it is not the sort of book I would typically pick out for myself. That said I do like to challenge myself from time to time and step out of my comfort zone of […]

I am Ender

November 4, 2013


I saw the movie Ender’s Game on Saturday. The book has been on my “must read” list for well over a decade but keeps slipping off the top 5 due to other “commitments” (aka Wheel of Time). With it being released on 1 Nov I felt I must read the novel prior to seeing the […]

A Clockwork Orange: 50 years later

May 2, 2012


I just finished Anthony Burgess’ 1962 novel A Clockwork Orange. It was released in the US a few years before I was born and I just got around to reading it. Partly because I had heard the movie was so violent and disturbing. What I found in the novel was not as bad as portrayed […]

Review: Everything Is Illuminated

March 20, 2012


Last month in my View from 38,000 feet post I wrote about Jonathon Safran-Foer’s novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. It was fantastic! One of my followers, Bibliopirate recommended another novel by Safran-Foer called Everything is Illuminated. First off, thank you Bibliopirate. Thank you very much. I just thought Increbidly Loud was an exceptional piece […]