Monthly Archives: October 2012

the sense that the booker prize sucks

There are two book reviews I’d like to post, by way of comparing great writing with crap writing.  My original thought was to interleave snippets from these two books, allowing one to make its own case and the other to … Continue reading


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hyperforeignism

I drove into Boulder, Colorado at midnight on Wednesday, my impulse to eat a late dinner nearly overbalanced by my need to declare the long day over.  It turns out that, even with throngs of kids boozily wandering from bar … Continue reading


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