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Not so new addiction XIV

Sybille Bedford: A Life by Selina Hastings A Visit to Don Otavio: A Mexican Journey by Sybille Bedford Fifty-two Stories (short stories) by Anton Chekhov Other People’s Love Affairs (short stories) by D. Wystan Owen Reminiscences of Anton Chekhov by Maxim Gorky, Alexander Kuprin, I.A. Bunin Reading Chekhov by Janet Malcolm Ernest Hemingway: The Short(…)


Not so new addiction XIII

The Graybar Hotel (short stories) by Curtis Dawkins Crossing Mandelbaum Gate by Kai Bird Flights (fragments) by Olga Tokarczuk Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy The Diamond Dog (poems) by Diane Wakowski Bowie’s Bookshelf: a Hundred Books that Changed David Bowie’s Life by John O’Connell Realms of Gold: The Letters and Poems of John Keats(…)


Not so new addiction XII

An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good (stories) by Helene Tursten How to Pronounce Knife (stories) by Souvankham Thammavongsa Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner Thirteen Ways of looking (stories) by Colum McCann Sorry for your trouble (stories) by Richard Ford The Beach by Lena Lencek and Gideon Bosker Your Duck is My Duck(…)


Not so new addiction XI

The Small House in Allington by Anthony Trollope Agent Running in the Field by John le Carré Lemon Red by Cralan Kelder Sometimes you have to Lie: The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh by Leslie Brody Call for the Dead by John le Carre Department of Speculation by Jenny Offill Troubles by J.G.Farrell  (…)


Tale of two emails: Second email

Second email: Viewed on the morning of 11/24/2020. Have not mentioned its content to a living soul. Not only due to the warning therein, but because a) chances are it’s a ruse, b) I don’t want to worry anyone. (If it’s the end, its the end.) Have, however, contacted the FBI online in which a(…)


Tale of two emails: First email

tt   Two emails were received in the space of five days in the ninth month of pandemic: First email:                                                                        ><>< Tue, Nov 17, 2020 4:51 pm C____ ( hello Alison, i was watching a movie recently about a girl living on her own in a camper van – and she was reading found(…)


Not so new addiction X

In the Ravine and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov A Delicate Truth by John le Carre The Kiss and the Duel by Anton Chekhov A Way in the World by V.S. Naipaul In a Free State by V.S. Naipaul The Enigma of Arrival by V.S. Naipaul Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham Plain Tales(…)


Not so new addiction IX

In Morocco by Edith Wharton The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene The Third Man by Graham Greene Arabs by Tim Mackintosh-Smith The Longest Journey by E.M.Forster No Room in the Arc by Alan Moorehead One’s Company by Peter Fleming A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz Smoke by Ivan Turgenev The(…)


Not so new addiction VIII

Belly of the Beast by Emile Zola The Artist of Disappearance by Anita Desai The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler John Buchan Stories by John Buchan Christmas Days by Jeanette Winterson The Comedians by Graham Greene The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf The Living Room by Graham Greene The Destruction and Other Stories(…)