Category: Books

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Socrates and Me

The way I remember it, sometime during the summer of 1975 I picked up a copy of Ripley’s Believe It or Not comics for 25-cents from the local pharmacy. The cover depicted the ghostly apparitions of a coonskin-cap-wearing frontiersman and…

A Dance with Dragons

When first reading The Lord of the Rings many years ago, I had the vivid feeling that the length of time it was taking me to read the book was providing me with the visceral feeling of being on an…

Wonder Boys

(I originally wrote this review in 1995, long before there was a movie and the book became a bestseller. Back then I had created the first website for Chabon’s work, an archive of which can be found here.) A young…