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  1. I’m really enjoying this novel, even though I can’t keep the characters straight.


    November 16, 2013 by Reader's Connection

    Maxine, a fraud investigator in New York City, is on almost every page of Thomas Pynchon’s new novel Bleeding Edge, so I manage to keep track of her. But most…

  2. Moments that Made the Movies


    November 4, 2013 by Reader's Connection

    Every gift suggestion list should include at least one coffee table book, and mine for this year comes from David Thomson. The prolific film scholar has released yet another batch…

  3. Two Great Biographies of Ray Bradbury. And Some Favorite Bradbury Books.


    October 21, 2013 by Reader's Connection

    From Steve Bridge at the Irvington Library: When I was about 13 and just at the very beginning of my science fiction reading, I found in my public library a…

  4. Paul Harding’s Enon, and the beginning of THASCOKNY


    October 18, 2013 by Reader's Connection

    When their 13-year-old daughter Kate is hit by a car and killed, Charlie and Susan break up. Susan goes to stay with her parents, and Charlie begins a strange year…

  5. Josephine and Judith


    October 11, 2013 by Reader's Connection

    A few years ago, I raved about Leon R. Kass’s book The Beginning of Wisdom : Reading Genesis. I was grateful for Kass’s insights into the story of Joseph and…