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Oh, Raquel!

It was 1966 and somebody took me to the local flea pit to see One Million Years B. C. I went in an eleven year old boy with an obsessive interest in dinosaurs and came out as a horny pre-teen … Continue reading

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Filler content via the Smithsonian

Gore Vidal died yesterday. I haven’t read anything by him in a long while, but there was a time when I devoured every book as soon as it came out. I loved his wit and iconoclasm, all wrapped up in such silky … Continue reading

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Bought, But Not Read

I was lying in bed last night thinking about what I call my ‘rainy day stockpile’, the rainy day being when the supply of review copies runs dry, and the stockpile being all the books I’ve bought or acquired in … Continue reading

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Thoughts for the Weekend #14

ITEM: The other day I bumped into an old friend, somebody I hadn’t seen in years. He has a good job, money in the bank, a girlfriend and big house, but I still have all my own hair. Yay! Follicles … Continue reading

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