Monthly Archives: November 2011

9/11 Memorial Site

I finally made it to the September 11th Memorial in southern Manhattan this evening. The weather was appropriate (gray, drizzly) and the memorial itself was impressive. Much of the original site is still under construction, so you enter via a … Continue reading

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CS Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis My rating: 4 of 5 stars I just finished C.S. Lewis’ the Screwtape Letters and have a few thoughts to record. Lewis waited a few reasons to write “Screwtape Proposes a Toast,” also included … Continue reading

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1Q84 Book 2 Chapters 19-21

A note on the little project: My favorite contemporary author is Haruki Murakami; his latest work to appear in English translation is 1Q84 and was released in late October, 2011. His novels are often pulpy page turners, and the urge … Continue reading

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Jury Duty

So there’s another hurtle in the way of finishing 1Q84; I’ve been called for Jury Duty, which I’ve come to think of as a rather expensive payment for the right to vote. Here’s a list of observations: I had to … Continue reading

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1Q84 Book 2 Chapters 16-18

A note on the little project: My favorite contemporary author is Haruki Murakami; his latest work to appear in English translation is 1Q84 and was released in late October, 2011. His novels are often pulpy page turners, and the urge … Continue reading

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Sudhir Venkatesh’s Gang Leader for a Day

Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Venkatesh My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is a compulsively readable book, largely for the subject matter it handles (life in the Projects) and the sensitivity of the author. He’s clearly a … Continue reading

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1Q84 Book 2 Chapters 13-15

A note on the little project: My favorite contemporary author is Haruki Murakami; his latest work to appear in English translation is 1Q84 and was released in late October, 2011. His novels are often pulpy page turners, and the urge … Continue reading

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