Monthly Archives: August 2011

Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game — Enthusiasticast Episode 69

Mark endorses Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game. We also mention Data-driven literary criticism Spoilers Don’t Spoil Anything by Jonah Lehrer (Wired Science) The Mechanic Muse Column in the New York Times War Horse entry at Wikipedia Toronto scientists determine that … Continue reading

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If Only We Could Read Faster (for August 30)

If time and money were infinite, this is what I would buy and read.    The Cat’s Table Michael Ondaatje I first read Ondaatje in 1992—The Collected Works of Billy the Kid—while in the grip of an untreated fever from … Continue reading

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If Only We Could Read Faster (for August 9, 16, 23)

If time and money were infinite this is what we would buy and read. This post brought to you by no time for plot synospses.    Machine Man Max Barry I read the first draft of this book (you can, … Continue reading

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Irmgard Keun’s After Midnight — Enthusiasticast Episode 68

Special guest Emily St John Mandel endorses Irmgard Keun’s After Midnight. We also mention: TheMillions Review of Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing To Our Brains macfreedom.com Last Night in Montreal by Emily St John Mandel The … Continue reading

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While You’re Waiting

New shows are coming soon, we promise, but until then here’s some supplemental reading to go with two of our past recommendations. And they’re free! Back in Episode 51 Mark was enthusiastic about Ian Tregillis’ Bitter Seeds. If you took … Continue reading

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If Only We Could Read Faster (for August 2)

If time and money were inifinite, this is what we would buy and read.    Bed David Whitehouse Who hasn’t wanted to just stay in bed? Mal Ede goes to bed one day and stays there for twenty years, eventually … Continue reading

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