Tag Archives: New York

On the banks of the Hudson, with Echoes of Wellesley

  I have leap-frogged over a couple of reviews to discuss this one, because I found myself composing this post in the time remaining in my commute after the novel stopped playing. Something in Leah Hager Cohen’s writing made me … Continue reading

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Vienna and Missouri and Husbands Charged With Murder

I’m racing to the end of the year, now, hoping I can get some actual “book books” read now that I’m done with commuting to Beaumont daily til the new year. I don’t think there is any way I can … Continue reading

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The Worst of 1980s Excess in London, NY and LA

I started this book a year and a half ago and didn’t make it through. I made it this time, but you will see why I had mixed feelings. I seem not to fully enjoy dark parodies of sick cultures … Continue reading

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A Bitter Look at NYC During the Depression

Well, this was a short side trip, and I must say that I am glad. Nathanael West’s Miss Lonelyhearts is a short, bleak book, and while I can appreciate aspects of its art, I’m glad to be away from it and … Continue reading

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