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Friday, July 11, 2008

Recent Reading

image After Dark, by Haruki Murakami. This is a strange book. I bought it while traveling in Boston, and it turned out to be the perfect book to read in a hotel alone. The dialog is atrocious, and the plot doesn't make much sense, but its dark and sparse surreality holds its own.
image The Master and Margarita, by Mikahail Bulgakov. This is an even stranger book. I was convinced to read it by this post. I didn't understand it as much as I hoped; the plot seems to rely on arbitrary magic. Maybe this guide would help.
image Dreams from My Father, by Barack Obama. It's interesting to read a book by a politician written before he was a public figure. Content and politics aside, this book proves that the possible future president doesn't need a ghost writer to assemble words into sentences.

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