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.  It is not really a [….]

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 muddle through without making too [….]

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 having seen trailers for the [….]