Daily Archives: November 24, 2011

Ransom

by David Malouf  2009/ 224 pages/ rating 8.5    Australian poet and author Malouf writes beautifully clear, passionate almost mesmerizing prose, mostly short novels of historical fiction with some fascinating premises. In the last two I’ve read he has filled blanks … Continue reading

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11/23 The Greater Journey

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough 2011/ 576 pages / rating 8.5 I was actually disappointed in what I thought was an oh-so-promising book.  I guess I bought the hype but I’ve read much better books by … Continue reading

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