Recent Books I’ve read





Holden Caufield-Paranoid, Psychotic, and Prophetic?

Have black coffee with a lyrical prose poet

Deserves all the honors and praise it has been given


The dangers of purity in personal lives, politics, relationships. Life is fortunately messier.


Enough already with India here is Turkey by the great Nobel Prize winner


Minstrelry and Masks

Neurosis and Human Growth: The Struggle Towards Self-Realization
Wonderful description of how we get to be other than who we truly are (gulp)


Amid violence and horror, love.


The latest in a brilliant imagining of fifteen hundred years of contacts between the native peoples of North America with Europeans


Another by the brilliant master of cyberfiction. Not as good as Cryptonomicon or The Baroque Cycle or Reamde but good.


He surely does.


The binding of the hand to the word to the spirit.


The blessing of forgetting.


The enduring strength of the Tibetan people against the crude and oppressive Chinese government.


To be read with Alice in Wonderland, thus a terrifying WWI Catch-22

Name Your Link

What Kant’s enlightenment and the kindness of the Dalai Lama appear to be in one man.
We are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Karen Joy Fowler
An unexpected grief.

The Children Act
Ian Mcewan
What adults owe children.

Colorless Taukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage
Haruki Murakami
The latest work by an authors whose works feel closest to the floating world of dreams.

A World Gone By
Dennis Lehane
Boston before Whitey, during Prohibition