Ever really, truly, madly, deeply read a book?
9/12: Shifted @ Mercer
9/24 - 28: Decibel Festival
10/3-5: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
10/4: Ought @ BoH
10/5: The War on Drugs, Cass McCombs @ The Fillmore
10/18-19: Treasure Island Music Festival
Just finished some more non-fiction from last year: The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide by Gary J. Bass. It's a fascinating and pretty shocking inside look at how Nixon and Kissinger took an active role in supporting Pakistan's genocide of the Bengali population in the early 70s. It's maddening to learn how closely the US government was involved in the slaughter of literally hundreds of thousands of people, but there are also some very worthy figures profiled - including high-level State Department employees who basically told Nixon and Kissinger they were directly enabling a genocide in South Asia.
"My favorite place to read is in a dark bar mid-day."
bought and planning to read Norman Mailer's 'Naked and the Dead' this winter, but I don't even like war that much. Supposed to be a classic and it's terrifically long. Anyone read it with recommendations? Going to jump in anyway like a cold pool.
Doing The Sirens of Titan right now.
The pilgrimage is not perfected save by copulation with the camel.
I'm reading The Human Comedy for the first time. What a damn good little novel it is. I think I'll read it twice.
I recommend it to anyone and everyone.
I stole my mothers complete works of William Shakespeare and my plan is to read it all. When I'm done I'll let you people know and you will all show me mad respect.