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Iliad

This new version of the Iliad would fill me with dread… prose, the sacking of Troy tacked on at the end, Gods deleted, a translation of a traslation… Alarm bells are going off all over the place. But Silk was so good. It could be a whole new incredible story.

An Ordinary Man

An Ordinary Man by Paul Rusesabagina is truly an account of horrors. But somehow at the same time, impossibly beautiful.

Kafka on the Shore

Kafka on the Shore by Murikami is totally amazing. Bizarre and confusing and brilliant and (here’s the kicker) actually fun to read. I couldn’t put it down…. and not just during certain parts. It’s the most consistantly readable mind-bender I’ve ever come across. And I can’t link to any articles on it because it’s just not the kind of book that summaries and reviews can do anything but harm to. It’s FUN dammit! That’s all anyone needs to know. Also reading The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing … Continue Reading