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Forum: Book Reviews 3rd Jan 2017, 17:08
Replies: 12
Views: 3,042
Posted By Paul
Re: Palimplists 2017

December
77. The God Of Small Things- Arundhati Roy (current)
76. Under The Banner Of Heaven - Jon Krakauer (R) (current)
75. Winter In The Blood - James Welch ****0
74. Delights & Shadows - Ted...
Forum: Book Reviews 4th Apr 2016, 1:16
Replies: 10
Views: 5,608
Posted By Paul
Re: Palimplists 2016

17. The Wild Places - Robert MacFarlane (current)
16. So We Read On - Maureen Corrigan (current)
15. A Manual For Cleaning Women - Lucia Berlin *****
14. What Is The What? - Dave Eggers ***00
13....
Forum: Book Reviews 23rd Jan 2016, 21:13
Replies: 10
Views: 5,608
Posted By Paul
Re: Palimplists 2016

73. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens ****0
72. White On White - E.B. White ***00
71. By Nightfall - Michael Cunningham ***00
70. The Home Place - J. Drew ***00
69. The Sick Bag Song - Nick...
Forum: Book Reviews 27th Jan 2015, 5:08
Replies: 18
Views: 7,381
Posted By Paul
Re: Palimplists 2015

September
64. The Swimming-Pool Library - Alan Hollinghurst (current)
63. Hallucinations - Oliver Sacks (current)
62. Pastoralia - George Saunders ****0
61. The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks...
Forum: Book Reviews 30th Dec 2014, 18:40
Replies: 18
Views: 7,381
Posted By Paul
Re: Palimplists 2015

76. The Professor's House - Willa Cather ****0
75. Journal Of A Solitude - May Sarton ***00
74. Frankenstein Mary Shelley ****0
73. Grendel John Gardner ****0
72. Amongst Women John McGahern...
Forum: Book Reviews 30th Dec 2014, 18:38
Replies: 22
Views: 13,045
Posted By Paul
Re: Palimplists 2014

71. Something Rich And Strange - Ron Rash (current)
70. At Large And At Small - Anne Fadiman ****0
69. Bark - Lorrie Moore ***00
68. Horns - Joe Hill (current)
67. A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing -...
Forum: Book Reviews 29th Dec 2013, 22:14
Replies: 22
Views: 13,045
Posted By Paul
Re: Palimplists 2014

69. At Large And At Small - Anne Fadiman ****0
68. Bark - Lorrie Moore ***00
67. A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing - Eimear McBride *****
66. To Rise Again At A Decent Hour - Joshua Ferris ***00
65....
Forum: Book Reviews 1st Jan 2013, 19:40
Replies: 19
Views: 15,857
Posted By Paul
Re: Palimplists 2013

63. The Lemon Table - Julian Barnes (R) ****0
62. The Polysyllabic Spree - Nick Hornby ****0
61. We Have Always Lived In The Castle - Shirley Jackson *****
60. Enon - Paul Harding ****0
59....
Forum: General Chat 10th Jul 2012, 3:13
Replies: 195
Views: 17,266
Posted By Paul
Re: Recent Purchases 2012

At this point, it's been almost a decade (!) since I read it but I absolutely loved it at the time. Given your affinity for the West, I'd recommend giving it a try. I've actually avoided the mini...
Forum: General Chat 8th Jul 2012, 18:55
Replies: 195
Views: 17,266
Posted By Paul
Re: Recent Purchases 2012

I'll third that. Great stuff.

And I rank Lonesome Dove very highly, too, Stewart.
Forum: General Chat 16th Jun 2012, 2:38
Replies: 195
Views: 17,266
Posted By Paul
Re: Recent Purchases 2012

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Forum: Other Reviews 30th May 2012, 0:39
Replies: 39
Views: 15,678
Posted By Paul
Re: Breaking Bad

A few episodes into season three and I'm with you guys - absolutely incredible. Then again, according to you, I haven't seen anything yet.
Forum: Book Reviews 4th May 2012, 22:37
Replies: 27
Views: 4,905
Posted By Paul
Re: Steven Millhauser

I thought Edwin Mullhouse was excellent and I recently picked up a used copy of Martin Dressler. I've also added one of his story collections to my wish list based on your blog.
Forum: Book Reviews 2nd May 2012, 3:15
Replies: 20
Views: 3,444
Posted By Paul
Re: Charles Portis

I read and enjoyed True Grit and keep meaning to pick up something else by him. What would your recommend next?
Forum: Book Reviews 2nd May 2012, 2:42
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By Paul
Re: Reviving book reviews on Palimpsest

I, too, am thrilled so see signs of life around here. It's been way too long since I've written anything substantial so I'll try to remedy that soon.
Forum: General Chat 4th Apr 2012, 20:19
Replies: 195
Views: 17,266
Posted By Paul
Re: Recent Purchases 2012

Considering your steady stream of pics over on the nature thread, Amner, I could see this one really appealing to you. I'll be very curious to hear your thoughts.
Forum: General Chat 3rd Mar 2012, 3:16
Replies: 195
Views: 17,266
Posted By Paul
Re: Recent Purchases 2012

My 85-year-old grandma loves Gene Stratton Porter. She has been collecting her books for years and has all her novels. Can't say I've ever been tempted to pick one up, though.
Forum: General Chat 29th Feb 2012, 17:25
Replies: 195
Views: 17,266
Posted By Paul
Re: Recent Purchases 2012

I hope he's getting commission!
Forum: Book Reviews 29th Feb 2012, 0:41
Replies: 45
Views: 5,497
Posted By Paul
Re: 2012 Palimplist Conversations

Definitely no shortage of claw, Col. There's no doubt that Baker completely immersed himself in the project. From the introduction, I gather that he was a bit of a recluse and may have been dealing...
Forum: General Chat 29th Feb 2012, 0:24
Replies: 195
Views: 17,266
Posted By Paul
Re: Recent Purchases 2012

The Asylum effect? I just bought it based on Mr. Self's fine review.
Forum: Book Reviews 11th Feb 2012, 3:11
Replies: 322
Views: 42,824
Posted By Paul
Re: Cormac McCarthy

Hmmm... I had read that he was currently working on several novels. I wonder if this replaces one of those or is something separate? As he gets older, the selfish reader in me wishes he wouldn't get...
Forum: Top Tens 4th Jan 2012, 16:23
Replies: 19
Views: 3,711
Posted By Paul
Re: Top 10 Books of 2011

Sure. Actually, she reads some excerpts on this video (http://fora.tv/2011/03/11/Jonathan_Franzen_and_Jhumpa_Lahiri_at_The_New_School#fullprogram).
Forum: General Chat 3rd Jan 2012, 23:57
Replies: 14
Views: 2,801
Posted By Paul
Re: Highlights of 2011

New Book of the Year
Volt - Alan Hitchcock
Old Book of the Year
Edwin Mullhouse - Steven Millhauser (followed very closely by The Counterlife, Thirteen Moons and The Things They Carried
Worst...
Forum: Top Tens 3rd Jan 2012, 22:51
Replies: 19
Views: 3,711
Posted By Paul
Re: Top 10 Books of 2011

Lahiri's one of my favorite authors and she's currently working on another novel.

And here are mine in no particular order.

Thirteen Moons - Charles Frazier
The Things They Carried - Tim...
Forum: Top Tens 2nd Jan 2012, 19:25
Replies: 19
Views: 3,711
Posted By Paul
Re: Top 10 Books of 2011

[/LIST] Glad to see this one included. It's the only thing by Williams that I haven't read yet and I've been saving it.
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