HHhH – loving it

Guys, I dove into the new book HHhH: A Novel, by Laurent Binet right after bookclub. It is funny, has a meta-narrative about how “non-fiction” authors fudge on details and fiction authors get ridiculous with too many, and is teaching me a lot about WWII. Today, I started watching the Martin Sheen narrated WWII documentary […]

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

I read this book last night and this morning. A very good, literary, graphic novel, autobiography by renowned artist Alison Bechdel. It was definitely dark, but not creepy dark or abuse-y dark. Just dark dark. Up there with the best graphic books I’ve read. Heard about it on the Slate Audio Book Club, which I […]

“It turns all your bad feelings into good feelings. It’s a nightmare!”

Many of you remember when we picked Infinite Jest to read for book club last summer (2013). I’m glad I decided to veto it. That would have been crazy. Its a bit too long for club. Well, this past May (2014), I started the book over again from the beginning. I had enjoyed the humor […]