Monthly Archives: February 2013

Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar – Book 19

I had to wait the entire book to find the punchline to the joke.  Which is that the bartender looks at Plato who says “She looked better in the cave.” Ah, ha, ah ha… ha. I’ll be honest, I got … Continue reading

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Book 18: Slaughterhouse – Five

  So I made good use of the long weekend.  Well, to my eyes I made use of it.  The dishes in the sink, the dirt on the floor all make a very strong argument from the so called “responsible” … Continue reading

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Book 17 A Clockwork Orange

I’m not going to say anything about this book, good or bad, that hasn’t been said already.  I read it while I was in high school, it didn’t leave much of a mark.  Now that I am getting older I … Continue reading

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Book 16 The Porcupine of Mind

“Hope doubles the size of a soul. Triples the length of the rosary” For me, “Hope” was the most affecting poem in a book of things I found beautiful and funny.  The first cartoon image into my head was of … Continue reading

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Book 15 – MIddlesex

“So do boys and men announce their intentions.  They cover you like a sarcophagus lid. And call it love.” Literally, and emotionally, I would say. First off, it’s very awkward to try and explain in person the plot of Middlesex, … Continue reading

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Books 11 – 14 Preacher series

Every now and then you come across a story that you can’t believe exists.  Preacher is one of those stories.   Back in the late 90s the town I lived in had one bookstore, and that bookstore was closed down … Continue reading

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The Honorable Schoolboy Book 10

“it is also the pardonable vanity of lonely people everywhere to assume that they have no counterparts.” It was a much longer book than Tinkerer, Tailor I had a much harder time following it.  These Le Carre books more or less … Continue reading

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