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Aravind Adiga

On NPR’s website, Booker Prize winner Aravind Adiga recommends the NYRB Classic To the Finland Station by Edmund Wilson.  It’s an excellent recommendation for a book I’d been intrigued by but that I also found a bit intimidating.  Apparently, I wasn’t alone:   “The book, which was published in 1940, is called a classic and is […]


Tournament of Books: Upset City, Baby!

by Patrick on March 11, 2009

I’ve figured out what makes the Tournament of Books so enjoyable — Dick Vitale has nothing to do with it.  This is the same thing that makes watching “The Wire” or drinking a fabulous bottle of wine so enjoyable – Dick Vitale isn’t there to ruin it.  Imagine, for instance, if he were there.  “Marlo […]

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