Modern Times

Why didn’t I like Modern Times like everyone else? I’m amazed at the kind of praise that has been heaped on it. There are only two songs that stand up for me, that I keep going back to and puzzle over – Workingman’s Blues and Ain’t Talkin’. The rest seem to me stiff, cold, unfinished, empty….

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2006 in reading…

I’m trying to remember all the books I read this year. In no particular order, they were:

The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman

The Sea by John Banville

Everyman by Philip Roth

The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connnelly

Echo Park by Michael Connelly

Memoirs by John McGaharn

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

Atonement by Ian McEwan

Melville: His World and Work by Andrew Delbanco

Ash and Bone by John Harvey

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