Monthly Archives November 2008

Here he comes again …

From the new Pynchon novel out next summer – that was quick. Cover here. It’s been awhile since Doc Sportello has seen his ex-girlfriend. Suddenly out of nowhere she shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer whom she just happens to be in love with. Easy for her […]

Obama’s victory speech

I know he is a politician, and they always have more than enough evocative words to say, but this one is particularly moving AND demonstrates some sort of innocence that is – somehow – still left in the U.S. If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all […]


New (and last) novel by Robert Bolaño – VERY mind-blowing.

DFW once again

The Lost Years & Last Days of David Foster Wallace