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Anathem – Too irritating to finish

I’m giving up on Anathem for now.  There are too many books that I’m likely to enjoy much more thoroughly.  A good example is Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood.  In fact, I’m already enjoying Oryx and Crake. My feelings about Neal Stephenson and his writing style range from ambivalent to complete irritation.  I’m always [...]

Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat

The sun has finally returned to Portland. At least for a few days. Forecast fox has a line of gray rainy clouds for the next few days. Sometimes double gray rainy clouds. A few days ago I found myself wondering about how early inhabitants dealt with the cold gray often rainy weather that seems to [...]

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