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darkriver Books: What Are You Reading? (164* d) RE: BS: What Are You Reading? 01 Dec 04


Ellenpoly,

many years ago (when I was a teenager), Philip K. Dick wrote The Man in the High Castle, about a contemporary world in which Roosevelt was after all assassinated in Chicago, causing the US to lose heart, and the Japanese & Germans win WWII. The story takes place in California, and is told brilliantly--the style of speech mimics the way native Japanese speak English, such as dropping articles. You might enjoy that one.

As for me, I'm with Pogo: what do I not read?

This last week or so, I swallowed three Brother Cadfael mysteries, E.R. Chamberlin's The Bad Popes, Karen Linn's That Half-Barbaric Twang; the Banjo in American Popular Culture, Dawn Prince-Hughes' Songs of the Gorilla Nation, and parts of J.R. Green's A Short History of the English People.

Like anybody cares. Or even notices.

doug


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