What else? I’ve been a loyal New Yorker fan since I discovered the cartoons at 16. Usually I get more from nonfiction pieces like Nathan Heller’s current TED story, but one night last week I stumbled onto “Another Life,” a rather dark and dry story by Paul La Farge, and I was enjoying it so much half-way through that I went back to the beginning and read it aloud to Betty. (Say what you like about Mars and Venus, but she liked it too!)
I’m pretty steadfast about not letting short-form stuff keep me from “real books,” and lately I’ve kind of been all over the place, rereading Samuel Beckett’s Molloy trilogy and Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier, listening to John Lithgow’s wonderfully gathered and performed anthology of dozens of great poets’ lives and works on Audible.com, dabbling in some James Ellroy noir and some Graham Greene regret (exquisitely read by Colin Firth). I also get to read lots of KND sponsors’ books, usually leading to several dazzling discoveries each month, and my current favorites include Kathryn Harvey’s Butterfly and Pardu Ponnapalli’s Just a Bunch of Crazy Ideas.
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