Monthly Archives: June 2011

Mudbound, Hillary Jordan

Today, there are an abundance of books out there which address social issues. This is another, and this is an exceptional entrance into the milieu. The hardships of life on a farm, coupled with the abuse of sharecroppers and tenant … Continue reading

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Why The Sudden Moral Furor?

We have had many notable unethical members of government in the past. Most resigned immediately without too much fanfare. Spitzer walked away and survived to become a talk show host. He is good in the position, although I often refuse … Continue reading

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A Child al Confino, Eric Lamet

The reading of any book on the Holocaust strikes fear in my heart, and this one is no different, except that I also came away from it with even more respect for those people who managed to survive the inhuman … Continue reading

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Small Memories, Jose Saramago

Reading books by Saramago can be compared to taking a journey into a magical place. In this rather brief autobiography of his childhood, his prose is like poetry and it transports me into a higher plane. He makes language powerful. … Continue reading

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