Month: September 2012

Nacropolis – Jeet Thayil

READ FOR BOOKERTHON A story set over three decades about a Bombay opium den and the diverse cast of characters who frequent it. © “Written in a meditative, dream-like narrative, and with a combination of real and imagined events, Narcopolis is addictive and soothing. Not a book you…

Umbrella – Will Self

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Psychiatrist Zack Busner uses a new drug to awaken a patient who has been in a coma for 53 years. A stream-of-consciousness novel based on fact. © “I loved the idea of this book but to be honest the lack of chapters, or even paragraph…

Swimming Home – Deborah Levy

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Poet Joe Jacobs’s family vacation is interrupted by a fanatical reader who wades, naked, out of their swimming pool in the opening pages. © “A book about anxiety and the search for acceptance. Beautifully paced story with fantastically mixed up characters who keep you…

Selected Poetry II

Theme: Ways To Be A Successful Woman Slyvia Plath: Disk Fighting Muses Arrival of the B Box Lady Lazarus   Adrienne Rich: Orion Diving Into The Wreck The Mirror Into Which Two Are Seen As One © “Thoughts,” – Sophia © “Thoughts,” – Nicole © “Thoughts,” – Rachel…