Archive for February, 2013

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

Added on February 26, 2013

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay Michael Chabon Random House, New York, 2000 The New York Review of Books called The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay Chabon’s magnum opus. It won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and was nominated for several other major awards, including the Pen/Faulkner Award and The National Book Critics Circle [...]

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The Third Reich

Added on February 20, 2013

The Third Reich Roberto Bolano The Paris Review, Volumes 196 – 199, New York, 2011 These four volumes of the Paris Review constitute the true first English language printing of The Third Reich. Bolano wrote this novel in 1989, but never published it during his lifetime. It was found amongst his papers after his death [...]

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On Chesil Beach – Limited Edition

Added on February 15, 2013

On Chesil Beach — Limited Edition Ian McEwan Jonathan Cape, London, 2007 As I promised in an earlier post, here is one of the slipcased limited editions of McEwan’s excellent On Chesil Beach. This one is the cloth and paper bound edition limited to 1200 signed copies. There was also a full leather edition limited [...]

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Mont Blanc Leonardo Ballpoint Pen

Added on February 10, 2013

Mont Blanc Leonardo Ballpoint Pen This very unusual ballpoint pen is named after Leonardo Da Vinci. The unique shape — rounded on the back, with 3 straight sides, vaguely triangular — make this a very comfortable pen to hold. It has a nice heavy weight to it, and a great feel. The interior is solid [...]

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