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Peeking Over My Shoulder

Miscellaneous quotes from current reads or past faves, as well as to-reads culled from friends' recommendations, blogs, podcasts, etc. A running answer to the question: "What're you reading?"

Currently reading

The Dante Club
Matthew Pearl
The Famished Road
Ben Okri
Kingdom Come
J.G. Ballard
The City and the City
China Miéville
Open City: A Novel
Teju Cole
The Slippage: A Novel
Ben Greenman
Please Step Back
Ben Greenman
Blindness / Seeing
José Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero (Translator), Margaret Jull Costa (Translator)

The Demolished Man (S.F. MASTERWORKS)

The Demolished Man - Alfred Bester The text of this book is amazing in its economy of words - each and every word seems very carefully chosen for maximal impact.The pace of the story is not fast paced (not by modern standards anyway) and yet it compells you forward in a subtle but insistent way.More once I have finished it...