Tag Archives: reading

Long books

There was something I just saw posted on LinkedIn that raises my ire. People talking about the length of books for kids. With them thinking that kids between 7 and 10 should have shorter works. You know, ones that keep … Continue reading

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Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe is thoroughly enjoyable

A few years ago Joel D Canfield (just Google him) introduced me to the A&E production of Nero Wolfe, based off the books, officially title “A Nero Wolfe Mystery.” It starred Timothy Hutton as Archie Goodwin and Maury Chaykin as Nero … Continue reading

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One of my favorite authors wrote very, very long books. I’ve read the few that have been translated into English (by fans, only one book has ever officially been translated, the rest are all stuck in their original language, and … Continue reading

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Review: The Art of Racing in the Rain

I read this book starting last night, ending this afternoon. It was fun, emotional, and a tear-jerker. And I couldn’t put it down. Whether you think it’s good or not, your cup of tea or not (and it certainly isn’t … Continue reading

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Review: The Name of the Rose

Yes, it is ironic I’m writing a review just a few days after expressing concern about low-rated reviews from “outsider” critics. To follow-up, most of what I meant was of critics of one type of art trying to impose their … Continue reading

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Reviews should be from familiar viewpoints

I’ve been somewhat enamored by Goodreads lately, but the reviews I see on various updates reminds me of certain statements. To be brief, the question is why do critics judge creative works they aren’t interested in to begin with? Lately … Continue reading

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Read great works

I’m currently reading Umberto Eco’s “The Name of the Rose.” It’s an intriguing work. But it’s not the point of this post. Its contents could be controversial to some, and great to others. No, what I want to focus on … Continue reading

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