Gimbling in the Wabe – My Own Wanderings Through M. T. Anderson’s “Symphony for the City of the Dead”

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NOTE:  This is written as if it were being told to an acquaintance, say, someone that I saw regularly at the off-leash dog park.  It contains some admissions that are potentially embarrassing, and many very indulgent yet salient musings, ones that feel incumbent on me to express, for whatever reason.  […]

LitStack Review: Sight Reading by Daphne Kalotay

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Sight Reading Daphne Kalotay Harper Collins First Edition: May 21, 2013 ISBN 978-0-06-224693-6 Sight reading occurs when a musician is asked to perform a piece of music off a written score without ever having seen it before; without rehearsal.  Often used as a test for musical acuity, students hope to […]

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

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Cloud Atlas David Mitchell Random House, 2004 ISBN 0-375-50725-6 I’m not one to damn a film because it came from a great book, or to exult a book because it spawned a major motion picture, but I will admit that I rushed to read David Mitchell’s novel, Cloud Atlas, after […]