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I read widely and in most genres but romance and westerns. Here you'll find my reviews since 2007, with a few reviews of previously read books as well.


In 2012, I completed an "authors of the world" challenge, reading a book for every country (and a few other entities) by someone who'd lived there for at least two years. I expect to tag these books by challenge and country in the near future. I'm still refining my list by adding books that better meet my challenge criteria.

Ulysses - James Joyce It was okay.Just kidding, it was pretty good, though if I read it again in another 27 years, it will be as an audiobook. A paean, or treatise, or both, about greatness in the mundane and mundanity in the great. Perhaps best read as a murmur from the Jungian collective unconscious or a hallucination with smoke, mirrors, and your drunk old da reciting Latin doggerel. While there is abundant opportunity to go trolling for classical and other sources and referents, I suggest reading for illusion rather than allusion. If I were Ezra Pound, I'd say that it should stand on its own for a reader who is not familiar with its symbolism and parallels to other texts, instead enjoying the music and the incantatory language, as if one were a mind reader skimming the mental ephemera and effluvia of a large, tipsy parade of revelers.