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Shelf Life: November 2011

Still playing catch-up. 116. Jacob’s Room, by Virginia Woolf Wonderfully impressionistic, it tells the story of Jacob Flanders, from boyhood to his death in the war. 117. The Boy Who Followed Ripley, by Patricia Highsmith The fourth in the five book series. Not as strong as the previous three, but fun nonetheless. 118. I Can Say Interpellation!, […]

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“I love everything about you, even your flatulence”

How to Travel with a Salmon & Other Essays, by Umberto Eco Harcourt, 0-15-600235-X, 248 pp., 1992, 1994 I always feel behind in my reading: many of the classics, certain authors, certain works by certain authors. No matter often I remind myself that there’s only so much time to read in any given day, or that I’m

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