Category Archives: Books

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The Orientalist

 This was a gift and much better than I expected.  Basically the biography of Lev Nussimbaum, a rich Russian Jew who grew up in Baku before the Bolsheviks and as a… Read more »

boy snow bird

This was on my nook from my daughter.    Interesting start but geographically fanciful version of the Worcester area.    I wasn’t sure what to expect but a book about mixed… Read more »

Books From the 80s

Recorded in a journal:   Kafka The Trial 10/1/1986 Tao of Pooh 10/1/1986 Kafka The Castle 10/1/1986 Heinlin The Cat Who Walked Through Walls 1/1/1987 Camus The Stranger 2/1/1987 Gibson… Read more »

Homestuck Words

This isn’t a book but not sure what it really is at all but here’s some words: Captchalogue Sburb Fetch Modi Equip Sylladex Pesterchum

James Bond Words

surfeit styptic pencil fruit stones “Phensics” & “Eno’s” – Phensic tablets contain two active ingredients, aspirin and caffeine – http://thequackdoctor.com/index.php/enos-fruit-salt/ Invecctor (p 65) embrocation aostemious      

Infinite Jest

I finally finished Infinite Jest after way to long.  I started reading the first time shortly after it came out and lost speed about a third into it.  With Infinite Summer… Read more »

Lucretius

From: NPR   As Greenblatt describes it, Lucretius (borrowing from Democritus and others), says the universe is made of an infinite number of atoms … … moving randomly through space,… Read more »

Infinite Words

My word list from Infinite Jest  by David Foster Wallace (the words I looked up in the dictionary): sulcus 192 éclat 155 rutilant acutance 96 halation 97 carminative 103 prandial 191 reticulate… Read more »