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“Read a Damn Book – 014: Krazy & Ignatz”

George Herriman – Krazy & Ignatz (2002/2004) For those of you who may not be familiar with Krazy Kat, it was a long running newspaper comic strip created by George Herriman, not liked by many “normal” folk, but adored by … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 013: Getting Even”

One of my earliest movie-going memories (and I don’t think my parents realized that a four-year-old would be able to recall a random night at the drive-in) is from Woody Allen’s film, Everything You Want to Know About Sex* (*But … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 012: All This and Snoopy, Too”

In 1989, (or was it 1990?), I bought about a dozen Peanuts collections at a library book sale for 10 cents apiece. Every now and then, when I get in a specific mood, I grab one of those books and … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – Blog!” by Richard F. Yates

For those of you who enjoy the book reviews and reading lists that I’ve posted on this site, I’ve set up a new blog that is specifically and ONLY for the book reviews and reading lists! That’s right, you can … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 011: The Crying of Lot 49”

Thomas Pynchon – The Crying of Lot 49 (1965/2006) Thomas Pynchon is a critically acclaimed, but somewhat mysterious author, (he doesn’t allow photographs, and he appeared on an episode of The Simpsons wearing a bag on his head!) who crafts … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 010: Snake ‘n’ Bacon’s Cartoon Cabaret”

Michael Kupperman – Snake ‘n’ Bacon’s Cartoon Cabaret (2000) This book is shear genius. I first discovered Snake ‘n’ Bacon at a cut-out bookshop in Seaside, Oregon (USA), probably about ten years ago, and I’ve repurchased this book once, because … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 009: The Willows”

Time for some classic horror! Algernon Blackwood – The Willows (1907) The Willows is either a longish short story or a shortish novella by Algernon Blackwood, who is one of the absolute masters of horror. (He even inspired H.P. Lovecraft, … Continue reading

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