Monthly Archives: October 2010

Walter Tevis’ The Queen’s Gambit — Enthusiasticast Episode 34

Mark endorses Walter Tevis’ The Queen’s Gambit We also mention… Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin Akiva Goldsman screenwriter of Batman and Robin and A Beautiful Mind Blindness by Jose Saramago Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin Neuromancer by … Continue reading

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If Only We Could Read Faster (for October 26)

If time and money were infinite, this is what we would buy and read.      The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (5th Edition) David Thomson Organized by personality and not afraid to be subjective, this exhaustive survey of international … Continue reading

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Emma Donoghue’s Room — Enthusiasticast Episode 33

Jon endorses Emma Donoghue’s Room. We also mention… Robert Downey Jr. in Neil Strauss’ Emergency John Clark from Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse to come the screen Gayle Forman’s “If I Stay” Optioned with Dakota Fanning on Board Spielberg to direct … Continue reading

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If Only We Could Read Faster (for October 19)

If time and money were infinite, this is what we would buy and read.   Today’s installment is brought to you by the word “not”, and italics. Worth Dying For Lee Child Advance reviews have indicated that cranking out two … Continue reading

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Giles Blunt’s Crime Machine — Enthusiasticast Episode 32

Mark endorses Giles Blunt’s Crime Machine We also mention… Howard Jacobson wins the Booker for The Finkler Question AJ Somerset on Enthusiasticast 31 Complete Calvin and Hobbes Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity and About a Boy Beat the Reaper by Josh … Continue reading

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Thomas McGuane’s Ninety-Two in the Shade — Enthusiasticast Episode 31

Special guest A.J. Somerset endorses Thomas McGuane’s Ninety-Two in the Shade A.J. Somerset is the author of Combat Camera from Biblioasis The Metcalf-Rooke Award James Nachtwey Don McCullin Micheal Herr’s Dispatches Junger’s War and Restrespo Christopher Morris Tim Hetherington’s Infidel … Continue reading

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If Only We Could Read Faster (for October 12)

If time and money were infinite, this is what we would buy and read.   Our Kind of Traitor John le Carré If you read le Carré then this recommendation is moot. If you don’t, well… you should. May we humbly … Continue reading

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Neill Blomkamp: Aliens

via @seancranbury. Awesome dude. Thanks.

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William Gibson’s Zero History — Enthusiasticast Episode 30

Jon endorses William Gibson’s Zero History. We also mention… William Gibson’s Bigend trilogy (Pattern Recognition, Spook Country, and Zero History) Our anticipated books of the fall  — Enthusiasticast Episode 22 Paul Auster and his The New York Trilogy David Mitchell … Continue reading

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If Only We Could Read Faster (for October 5)

If time and money were infinite, this is what we would buy and read.      Parker: The Outfit Darwyn Cooke I may have mentioned this one before. If you’ve read Parker: The Hunter then you don’t need our encouragement. … Continue reading

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