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Monday, February 14, 2005

Reading list

I've been binge-reading since Christmas (thanks to Amazon wishlists). The verdict so far:

  • I think I like Bob Dylan's prose better than his lyrics—he is more colorful and nowhere near as cranky on paper

  • The Bob Dylan and Edith Wharton memoirs have more in common that you would think (until she gets bogged down in the dinner party circuit, which gets even duller than Ethan Frome)

  • The Wilco book was about what I expected

  • Tony Pierce's book hung together better than I expected (and I expected to enjoy it)—here's hoping he gets a car and real writing job soon, though I think he should keep taking the bus to work.

  • Marilyn Robinson's book was sorely disappointing—Gilead isn't bad, exactly, but the world it creates is nowhere near as fully realized as the one in Housekeeping, still one of my favorite books of all time

  • City is interesting, but it will take me some time to get through it. Crummy weather just makes me want to curl up with Proust or something.

Posted by emfoley at February 14, 2005 6:56 PM


yeah i agree about tony
the limoblog just doesn't quite have the same ring to it

Posted by: shabooty at February 18, 2005 10:38 AM

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