Monthly Archives: December 2012

Cedric J. Robinson – Black Marxism

I’m not well-read enough on either African-American studies or Marxism to function as some fabulous expert recommender who can tell you with legitimized assurance that this book is a great starting point for those topics, but as a personal starting … Continue reading

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25 Below Zero

Written around July 2008 of an experience in Annadel State Park. The unwritten addendum is that I was driven to the friend’s home, unable to drive the car myself, which resulted in failure to bring my sister the car for … Continue reading

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Watchmen

In what would retroactively be understood as one of the bleakest blankest segments of my life I had fully sacrificed pleasure reading time to the institutional and functional obligations of work and school – for close to if not more … Continue reading

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Neighborhoods

Written in late summer 2012. Not that great – treads familiar territory, lacks imaginative descriptions – but has a somewhat redeeming (if already understood) concept sometimes nice to regain awareness of. Stay out of the nasty neighborhoods, where crime is … Continue reading

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Naked Lunch

Call something “brilliant” and, if you visualize the word at all when you read or hear it anymore, the image is of skin-caressing sunlight baths – that’s the etymology – or more likely by this point you connote and call … Continue reading

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Tenancy to Forget

Done for a short story class in spring 2009. Flawed, but potentially something someone could publish, or at least enjoy, maybe. I met him on the stairs. I didn’t see him at first over the mound of fetid socks and … Continue reading

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Kim Stanley Robinson – 2312

Though the chief dramatic action of the plot is furnished by the attempted destructions of colonized Mercury and Venus via spontaneous asteroid formations stealthily agglomerated by rogue quantum AIs acting in interplanetary concert, this book feels frustratingly far from Earth-shattering. … Continue reading

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