Category Archives: Books

Science fiction love: Sunday book/film review

I leave you this week with one book, one film, and one article, because I said so. White Boy Shuffle-Paul Beatty.  I have not read (and enjoyed) a book so filled with energy, punchlines and prose that flips and doubles … Continue reading

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Sunday book/Film Review

Grindhouse-One of the main things that make campy movies campy and enjoyable is their sincerity, the evident belief that the film being made is a quality one, or-failing that-one that people will really enjoy.  In that vein, there is an … Continue reading

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The Expendables, The History Boys, and The True History of Chocolate

Will be working on Spanish and Voice from the second rung of my self improvement category in the “Living Deliberately” experiment (last week I took as a vacation). The Expendables-According to Susan Sontag in her essay “Notes on Camp” one … Continue reading

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Capote, Sedaris and Schulz: Sunday Book/film review

Today’s book and film review: The film Capote, David Sedaris’ When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and Bruno Schulz’ The Street of Crocodiles.  This week off the “secong rung” of my self-improvement schedule, I will be working on my Spanish … Continue reading

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Sunday book review, a crappy one

Its been a bit of a crap week for me in terms of books, which I suppose I could blame on my inability to choose, but would rather blame on the books. Nonetheless, there were redeeming qualities for both. For … Continue reading

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Sunday Book Review

Every Sunday, I will go over what books/film I have read/watched this week (Tuesday is  writing about doormanning day, Thursday is dispatches from the “living deliberately” experiment). A few sentences on each book: what themes I found interesting and whether … Continue reading

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Sunday book review

First, a bit of housekeeping.  Because this blog is an attempt to monitor a variety of different aspects of my life-activism, self improvement, my illustrious career as a doorman-I think it will help (you, me) to order the blog a … Continue reading

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