Monthly Archives: January 2012

Kelly Clancy’s Soldiers of God

Soldiers of God by Kelly Clancy My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was very pleasantly surprised by this book. For one, I am not usually one to go in for graphic novels, and two, I usually have more to … Continue reading

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Paul Handley’s The King Never Smiles

The King Never Smiles: A Biography Of Thailand’s Bhumibol Adulyadej by Paul M. Handley My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’d heard about this book for years, and as someone who had lived in Thailand was very curious about it. … Continue reading

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Review of Myers’ The Cleanest Race

The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters by B.R. Myers My rating: 3 of 5 stars I picked up this book after reading an op-ed from Myers in the Times; there he hit on the … Continue reading

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Tucker Max=Homeric Hero?

Assholes Finish First by Tucker Max My rating: 3 of 5 stars Tucker Max: the Homeric Hero. I’m not too high-falutin’ to admit it: I’ve been known to pick up an enjoy a Tucker Max book from time to time, … Continue reading

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A Relatively Informed Perspective on N. Korea

International politics are pretty far afield from what this blog is usually about, but I still think it fits under the umbrella of Quality. Most of the analyses on North Korea (at least that in the Times) has been pretty … Continue reading

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Mr Sondheim Regrets

There’s nothing like a spirited takedown from an articulate, angry artiste, and this one from Stephen Sondheim focuses on a reworked version of Porgy and Bess. “It makes you speculate about what would happen if she ever got her hands … Continue reading

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