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Educate and Entertain

I like all kinds of books but like any reader, I have my own standards to pick what I call "the best" - i.e., what I like the best. One way to define that further is to call it a combination of style and substance.

Currently reading

Neal Stephenson
Snow Crash
Neal Stephenson
Perdido Street Station
China MiƩville
The Art of Time in Memoir: Then, Again
Sven Birkerts
Black Brillion
Matthew Hughes
Lake of the Long Sun
Gene Wolfe
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
Elizabeth Gilbert
The Etched City
K.J. Bishop
Creative Nonfiction: Researching and Crafting Stories of Real Life
Philip Gerard
The Presence
Vickie Schnieders


11/22/63 - Stephen King One of his best - the mature writer. This one suffers only from excessive domestic scene-bloating, and blinkered adherence to the official narrative of the lone gunman. But hey, it is fiction after all. Check that... it might even spill over into your life, as it did mine: http://nowickgray.blogspot.com/2013/04/jack-ruby-and-other-talismans.html