Monthly Archives: May 2013

Book 36 Cannery Row

“You couldn’t say you wore a beard because you liked a beard.  People didn’t like you for telling the truth.  You had to say you had a scar so you couldn’t shave… Because he loved true things, he tried to … Continue reading

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Book 35 In Nonestica

“For my parents, who gave me too many books as a child.”   Writing about poetry presents the same problem as writing about music, so I shall paraphrase the old quote; writing about poetry is like crying over architecture.  Neither … Continue reading

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Book 34 Franny and Zooey

“Do you think God does not know that he is being worshipped in the images and pictures?  If a worshipper should make a mistake, do you not think God will know his intent?” – The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna As … Continue reading

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Book 33 Point Omega

Book 33 Point Omega   I can’t pretend to be smart enough to talk about Don DeLillo, now in any kind of real capacity.  I wrote down my thoughts on the book and then read what some other people thought … Continue reading

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Book 32 – The Shadow of the Wind

Book 32 The Shadow of the Wind  http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Wind-Carlos-Ruiz-Zafón/dp/0143034901/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368820466&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Shadow+of+the+Wind   “Making money isn’t hard in itself… What’s hard is to earn it doing something worth devoting one’s life to.”   This was a reread of a book I already love.  A … Continue reading

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Book 31 The Ballad of Bob Dylan

The Ballad of Bob Dylan Poetry Month Day 31   http://www.amazon.com/The-Ballad-Bob-Dylan-Portrait/dp/0061807338/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368732645&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Ballad+of+Bob+Dylan    I just saw Bob Dylan in concert for the sixth time.  I’m a big Dylan fan, I love the new music, I love the old music.  I can … Continue reading

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Book 30: 2001 A Space Odyssey

2001 A Space Odyssey I read this on Kindle, so my meticulous note taking wont be reflected here.  Of personal interest to me was that I read two books that Stanley Kubrick converted to film back to back on my … Continue reading

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