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November 2021

Nobody talks about the Booker

Late congratulations to South African writer Damon Galgut for win the 2021 Man Booker Award for his novel "The Promise". When I reviewed The Promise on this site, I predicted that he had no chance of winning the Booker because he…

Add surprise to your reading life

Recently I was trying to rearrange my books - well, that's a lie, I was trying to ORGANIZE my books, which had never been organized - and found a copy of "Washington Square", by Henry James. It's a very small novel, "a slip of the…

Bitcoin is a work of Daedalus

Throughout history, many means of exchange have disappeared. Assuming that this money, as we know it today, also disappears? The world wouldn't miss him for a single day, for his demise alone would reveal that he had been replaced by!-->…