books


Hiroshima

Hiroshima


Posted on Mar 12, 2012 in blog, books, video, writing

So Billy had given me Hiroshima by John Hersey a little while ago. When the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, few could have anticipated its potential for devastation. Pulitzer prize-winning author John Hersey recorded the stories of Hiroshima residents shortly after the explosion and, in 1946, Hiroshima was published, giving the world first-hand accounts from people who had survived it. The words of Miss Sasaki, Dr. Fujii, Mrs....

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Haruki Murakami stuff

Haruki Murakami stuff


Posted on Feb 20, 2012 in blog, books, video

So when I go to bed at night, I need to fall asleep watching something. I don’t have a tv in my room, so I usually watch some sort of documentary on google or somewhere else on my phone. It can take weeks or months to get through one (I fall asleep pretty quick) but eventually I make it through. Recently, I finished watching this doc on Haruki Murakami: It also points out Murakami is pretty reclusive and doesn’t do much...

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Books & Resolutions

Books & Resolutions


Posted on Jan 4, 2012 in blog, books, journalism

So I took a little trip home to hang with the fam for the holidays. One of the things I wanted to do was catch up on some reading. Being the end of year and all, I thought “Best Of” lists from Longform and LongReads were two good places to start. I finished the LongForm’s Top 10, and am still making my way through LongRead’s Top 10. As usual I came back with a grip of new books to read. For Christmas my sister...

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Book: Father and Son

Book: Father and Son


Posted on Oct 10, 2011 in blog, books

I did something this weekend I’m not sure I have ever done. In two sittings, I knocked out a 350 page book. I was on my way to meet someone on Friday when they bailed. I got off the bus near the used bookstore The Book Trader and thought I’d kill some time. I first picked up Let the Great World Spin. I have been seeing and hearing about this for a few years, so why not. Then I found Father and Son by Larry Brown. This...

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