Daily Archives: August 12, 2015


Euphoria by Lily King 2014/ 258 pages Rating: 9 / general fiction Fictionalized story of the relationship between Margaret Mead, Reo Fortune and Gregory Bateson in 1933, Sepik New Guinea.Starring Nell Stone as Margaret Mead – heh  – And Schuyler Fenwick (Fen) as Reo … Continue reading

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Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko 1977 /  262  pages rating: 8 / cont. fict. Native American (classic) This is the powerful story of a young Laguna man’s return from WWII as a victim of shell-shock or PTSD.  After the war … Continue reading

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The Buried Giant

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro – English 2015/ 317 pages rating:  6 /   fantasy/allegory An old loving, peaceful and honest Briton couple, Axl and Beatrice, live in a warren  in early medieval England, maybe mid-6th century, shortly after … Continue reading

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Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee 2015 (written in the 1950s) / 288 pages rating 7.5 – 20th century lit Newly found manuscript gets hot sales because prior work is iconic and was made into a soul-touching movie. Is … Continue reading


The Gambler

The Gambler by Fydor Dostoevsky 1867/ 120 pages rating 9 Along the Rhine in the mid-19th century were a number of casinos, attractive to many people including French and Russian nobility as well as a few English, German, Polish and … Continue reading

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“J” by Howard Jacobson 2014/ 342 pages rating:8.5 WHAT HAPPENED, IF IT HAPPENED happened quite a long time ago, probably a couple generations, and now folks are “sorry.” They’re “sorry” all the time. But in a ver small town in … Continue reading

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