Friday, December 29, 2006

Centuria: 100 Ouroboric Novels
by Giorgio Manganelli

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change
by Elizabeth Kolbert

Joystick Nation
by JC Herz

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

A People's History of the United States
by Howard Zinn

The Life and Times of Mexico
by Earl Shorris

The First World War
by John Keegan
(this one I read along with Great Battles of World War I by Anthony Livesey - for the graphics)

Anarchism and the Mexican Revolution: the Political Trials of Ricardo Flores Magon in the United States
by Colin MacLachlan

Crossing the Buffalo: the Zulu War of 1879
by Adrian Greaves

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Started and abandoned

Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (got a free copy, tried it, but there's a weird falseness to it)
Lisey's Story by Stephen King (the writing is annoying and ridiculous)
Techgnosis by Erik Davis (read two thirds -- good but had to bring back to the library)
William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism
by Robert D. Richardson
Fans only.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Mr. Personality
by Mark Singer

Monday, November 20, 2006

In Persuasion Nation
by George Saunders

Monday, November 06, 2006

The Three Musketeers, translation by Richard Pevear
by Alexandre Dumas

El Gringo Viejo
by Carlos Fuentes

Friday, October 06, 2006

Angle of Repose
by Wallace Stegner

Friday, September 29, 2006

by George Saunders

Sunday, September 24, 2006

I often pick up a handful of free New Yorkers from the University City Library.

The New Yorker, May 19, 2003


by David Bezmozgis
(wonderful short story).

Accountants in the Sky
by Elizabeth Kolbert
(on New York state politics--what a disaster)

The Mission
by Calvin Tomkins
(about the Dia Art Foundation--a strange world, buying buildings to fill the first floor with dirt)

The AIDS Rebel
(about an AIDS activist in S. Africa)

A good issue!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The Control of Nature
by John McPhee

Friday, September 08, 2006

Brideshead Revisited
Evelyn Waugh

The Loved One
Evelyn Waugh

The Good Soldier
Ford Madox Ford

Sunday, September 03, 2006

All the Little Live Things
by Wallace Stegner

Bookslut review

Friday, September 01, 2006

The Gyrth Chalice Mystery
by Margery Allingham

Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper
by Nicholson Baker

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Dark Hero Of The Information Age: In Search of Norbert Wiener The Father of Cybernetics
by Flo Conway and Jim Siegelman

A Book of Matches
by Nicholson Baker