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About me"What controls the critic is not the meaning of the work, it is the meaning of what he says about it."
-Roland Barthes

There is probably nothing more foolish and arbitrary then a site where you can rate and catalog your book collection.
And look where I am now!
If you have stopped to read this and do not know already, I
read too much
analyze further
and criticize beyond measure.
This is neither what I own nor all I have read. It is closer to what I have remembered to put down. I have books scattered in five cities in two countries.
But most importantly I want to state that the rating and reviews I give should never, as many stop to do, be read as definite position. My ratings of the books express not how good the book was, but how much I enjoyed it. This is always effected by many factors more than the book alone.
Therefore, these reviews are not worth the kb's of the interent they consume.
And neither are yours. If you think otherwise, you are fooling yourself.
Read my reviews and learn about ME. Likewise, I am doing the same to you.
It's MySpace without the photos.


Favorite authorsItalo Calvino, Samuel R. Delany, Don DeLillo, Chris Hedges, Cormac McCarthy, Toni Morrison, Thomas Pynchon, Jeanette Winterson (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceDec 1, 2007

Currently readingThe Role of the Reader: Explorations in the Semiotics of Texts (Advances in Semiotics) by Umberto Eco

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I say leave the old ratings on the Brautigans. It's who you were then, after all. But add an explanation somewhere; a footnote or comment.
Been needing to get Neuromancer - I think I have a copy, or had one, but it's on my list.
gotta kindle
Back in the South, How's life over there -

Dug the review of Lightness of Being, even if I don't agree.

Send'em over.

Hemingway's right, I'll print out your other stuff this week and get a bead to you. I'm spending the next month broke in Cambridge town with guitar and notebook. By the end of tonight, I've figured my way out of the corner I wrote myself into with Old Souls and I'm gonna have a go at it again (btw, have you read that one? If you haven't, lets trade)
Oh - gonna be slaughterin' some usual suspects this week - Scotty Fitz, The Faulk & Papa.
Thanks for the update -

I want to note, yet again, you my friend are a voracious wanderer, and a wide ranging reader.

I still have the top 2 reviews in 2 of the Top 100 books.....
I promised a kid - she lent me the book, I suffered through five hundred pages of a teenage girl playing "He loves me, he loves me not". About one hundred pages of that book could be described as the word "love" - one sixth of the book, simply one word.

But hey! She gets kidnapped by the boyfriend and sexually assaulted by the bestfriend/love-triangle dude and she's a romantic example to thousands and millions of females.

In two words? Epic fail.
You really don't like that Gladwell guy do you?

At least your Pretty Horses is dead on!

Just cleaned up a Steinbeck fantasy number, interesting read, but unfinished and spotty.

And nice About section
Yo! - Reviewed a book, dirty little angels, you might be interesting.

Giantslayer jumped the shark by: Enter Teclis the High Elf.

Fuckin' pointy eared SOBs

That's the volunteers reading. They also have ulyssess, by joyce.

I might actually get through it...

I've got Purgatory & the Heaven one sitting around.. This translation was the ciardi and it didn't seem either interesting, or accurate
You - just cleaned up some Dante. About halfway through Donny Q now. I've just started Vol. 2. Seems internet archive has a free audio book section. Donny Q is free, unabridged. I'm taking full advantage. I want to run into something with that playing.
It's always a pissing contest.

Or a measuring contest. Or both, as one helps the other.
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