Friday, June 23, 2006


I'm supposed to be reading The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake for book club, but I am just not that taken by the stories. I can't get into the collection because it seems affected and a lot of the prose is really overblown and these are supposed to be mood pieces rather than plot heavy so I'm just not digging it.

I am still reading Upton Sinclair's Oil! I'm at "The Killing" now and the plot is really bouncing around. He's a master at slowly building these plot sequences that will affect later plots and his characters in this one are pretty complex.

I've also been recaptivated by the story of Douglas Mawson. Maybe the baddest dude who ever lived. Next in the queue: Running After Antelope by Scott Carrier.

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