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Big Breasts & Wide Hips

[abp: 1611453437] A couple of passages from my first reading of the 2012 Nobel laureate in Literature, Mo Yan: Tears slither down the glass of the display; but this time they’re mine, not hers. How many nights in a person’s life does he find himself with no home to return to? This time last year [...]

3/24/13 / Chintzy

For lack of a better word I plucked chintzy from my vocabulary to lasso in a group of web development books I’ve come across recently. These books are fine, but the names make me cringe and want to not read them. Books like: [abp:0596157258] [abp:1934356832] [abp:1449327443]

Gone Girl book review

[abp:030758836X] I dare say[1], it’s not a very well-written book. I would describe it as elementary, and not refined or sophisticated. That made is easy (and fast) to read but not very enjoyable for the writing itself. Good The story is good, and inventive[2] The story seemed solid, and the plot well thought out[3] Writing [...]

Proust on love

[abp:0142437964] Infatuation Considering his disease with as much discernment as if he had inoculated himself with it in order to study it, he told himself that when he had recovered his health what Odette might be doing would leave him indifferent. But, from within his morbid state, in truth he feared death itself no more [...]

12/28/11 / Gift-wrap

[abp:1593080727] I needed something other than The Varieties of Religious Experience to read – to, you know, not have to use my brain so much all the time while reading, to not feel so mentally engaged on every sentence and exclaim “Wow!” inside my head on William James’ every immaculately worded passage – so I [...]

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