Pre Double Trouble Reading
Philip Roth - I Married a Communist, 1998
Blah. I've liked every other Roth book I've ever read to varying degrees. But even if I didn't really really like them, I at least was entertained by every one and was never bored. But this book bored me to tears and I am not sure why I stuck with it. I should have quit 50 pages into it but I stuck through to the boring end. I kind of liked the storytelling structure - old dude tells middle-aged dude and friend about his brother's life story as a commie. But I was bored pretty much all the way through.
Robert Middlekauff - The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763 - 1789, 2005
Seems like we won.
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World, 1932
Am I a jerk for not loving this book? I just couldn't get into it.
Haruki Murakami - Norwegian Wood, 1987
My love affair for Murakami keeps on keeping on even though I was slightly disappointed in this book. I'd heard about this book for years so I was expecting a bit more. Then again, I think I just wasn't expecting something so straightforward. I like my Murakami a little more out there. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Kafka on the Shore are two of my favorite books ever. Still, I did like this book and want to keep on reading all of his books.
After the Arrival of Double Trouble Reading
Michael Shapiro - The Last Good Season, 2003
A pretty good book about the 1956 Dodgers - on the field and the off the field maneuverings of Robert Moses and Walter O'Malley. A fascinating subject but it sometimes reads as David Halberstam Lite.
Elmore Leonard - Freaky Deaky, 1988
A standard Elmore Leonard effort. And by standard, I mean awesome. A great summer read. Chris Larry recommended this to me a few years back. I bought it then and finally read it now. This book needs to be made into a movie.
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