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View Diary: What are you reading? Oct 16, 2013 (34 comments)

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    I'm going to start soon on the new Woodrow Wilson biography by A. Scott Berg (rumour has it that there's a film in the works with Leonardo DiCaprio set to star) but first I have to finish Christopher Clark's The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914.

    Just finished the novella 63:Dream Palace by James Purdy and the novel Someone by Alice McDermott and the story collection Fools by Joan Silber. Purdy is highly recommended (the last line of his novella "Up we go then, motherfucker" prevented the book from being commercially published here in 1956) --- there have been good reviews of McDermott and Silber but I found their works uneven and, while promising in certain respects, mostly bland.

    The Democrats care about you after you're born. --Ed Schultz

    by micsimov on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 05:18:00 PM PDT

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