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Book Review: Goodbye to Berlin

Goodbye to Berlin Isherwood, Christopher Vintage, 1998 ed, of 1939 original Per the author’s introduction, this collection of loosely connected sketches featuring a first person narrative from a character sharing his name, his background, and many of his experiences is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Black Wings Has My Angel

Black Wings Has My Angel Chaze, Elliott New York Review Books, 2016 ed of 1953 original Basically a pulp fiction novella with a bit more depth, this is a good period piece of mid-1950’s America. The story revolves around an … Continue reading

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Book Review: Offcomer

Offcomer Baker, Jo Vintage, 2002 As best I can tell, Offcomer is a slightly delayed coming of age story for the more complicated matters of transitioning from late adolescence to adulthood on the psychological rather than the physical side. The … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Experiment in Misery (and other stories)

An Experiment in Misery (and other stories) Crane, Stephen Harper Perennial, 2009 Picked up on the basis of price and name at Elliott Bay’s bargain section (I know a Steven Crane and figured I would pass it on to him … Continue reading

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Book Review – Our Spoons Came from Woolworths

Our Spoons Came from Woolworths Comyns, Barbara New York Review Books, 2015 edition, original 1950 A NYRB book of the month selection, I wasn’t expecting great things from the blurb I had read about this book. The story seemed to … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Stalin Front

Ledig, Gert translated by Hofmann, Michael Original German edition 1955, NYRB edition 2015 Set on the Eastern Front of WWII, this relatively short novel about a minor battle is written with such human insight that it nearly becomes a dark … Continue reading

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Book Review – Anil’s Ghost

Ondaatje, Michael Vintage, 2001 Anil left Sri Lanka as an upper class student to travel abroad for her education, and after her parents died in a car wreck while she was away she carried on her education and career as … Continue reading

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