Author Archives: Mark

Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One — Enthusiasticast Episode 72

Jon endorses Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One. We also mention: Amazon working on a subscription library for books, says WSJ (http://thisismynext.com) Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One as read by Wil Wheaton The 33 Best Books Remaining on the Last Day … Continue reading

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Joan Didion’s Slouching Towards Bethlehem — Enthusiasticast Episode 71

Mark endorses Joan Didion’s Slouching Towards Bethlehem. We also mention: Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus Sheila Heti’s How Should a Person Be. Kate Beaton’s Hark a Vagrant. Charlotte Gill’s Eating Dirt Dani Couture’s Algoma Adam Gopnik’s Winter: Five Windows On … Continue reading

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Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain — Enthusiasticast Episode 70

Jon endorses Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain. We also mention: Gosling in Drive Girl With a Dragon Tattoo Moneyball Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol Brad Bird and The Iron Giant EW.com Fall Movie Preview Spiderman, Batman, Avengers … Continue reading

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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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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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Dana Spiotta’s Stone Arabia — Enthusiasticast Episode 66

Special guest Ed Champion endorses Dana Spiotta’s Stone Arabia We also mention: Bat Segundo Show and EdRants.com Come Meet the Author, but Open Your Wallet NYT Douglas Coupland The IFOA William Gaddis’s The Recognitions McNally Jackson 1000 Fan Theory Neil … Continue reading

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Ben MacIntyre’s Agent Zigzag — Enthusiasticast Episode 65

Mark endorses Ben MacIntyre’s Agent Zigzag. We also mention: The end of Harry Potter movie franchise Da Vinci Code Infinite Jest The Secret The Alchemist Citizen Kane Lord of The Rings Game of Thrones Ben Macintyre entry Wikipedia Ben Macintyre’s … Continue reading

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Jay Asher’s Th1rteen R3asons Why — Enthusiasticast Episode 64

Jon endorses Jay Asher‘s Thirteen Reasons Why. We also mention: John Locke becoming a million seller on Kindle, 99 cents at a time. .xxx TLD entry on Wikipedia His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik Studios pull back from San Diego … Continue reading

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Wilbert Rideau’s In the Place of Justice — Enthusiasticast Episode 63

Mark endorses Wilbert Rideau’s In the Place of Justice. We also mention: Rockstar Games’ L.A. Noire Christine Love’s Digital: A Love Story Clay Shirky’s Cognitive Surplus TEDTalk Jon had a TI-99 4a, not an Amiga FreedomTM by Daniel Suarez DCU … Continue reading

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Joshua Ferris’ The Unnamed — Enthusiasticast Episode 62

Jon endorses Joshua Ferris’ The Unnamed. We also mention… The 2011 MobyAwards Trailer for Tree of Codes Trailer for Wild Child Trailer for Where Good Ideas Come From Trailer for Little Chickens, Big Day Tom Cruise as Lee Child’s rugged … Continue reading

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