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They Walked Like Men

They Walked Like Men by Clifford D. Simak (1904 – 1988) was first published in 1962.  I read the 1963 MacFadden paperback edition – the one with the Richard Powers artwork on the cover.  939 more words


Richard Powers, Orfeo

I picked this book out of the 2014 Booker Prize long list… for no reason in particular, I guess. Unless my subconscious was reaching for a long lost memory of buying another Richard Powers book, The Goldbug Variations, that I bought for an old boyfriend who had an obsession with Bach’s Goldberg Variations, played by Glenn Gould. 873 more words

Read For Fun

Music : Terror

My friend Jonathan, over at Me Fail? I Fly! has been reviewing novels lately.  If Amazon knew about this, they might give him a medal. 1,803 more words


Richard Powers' Orfeo

Richard Powers, Orfeo (Atlantic Books 2014)

Margaret Atwood, no less, is quoted on the cover of this book as saying, ‘If Powers were an American writer of the nineteenth century he’d probably be the Herman Melville of  473 more words


Finally finished! Final Thoughts on Richard Powers’ Orfeo (by Jill)

It feels like I’ve been reading Orfeo for a year, but it’s only been three weeks. It just seems like longer because Bethany and I rebooted our post-a-day challenge in April, so three days a week I have to come up with something to say that’s fit to be published on the internet, and my slow progress through this book has made it more than slightly difficult to make that happen. 1,131 more words

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Pulitzer Prediction

The Pulitzer Prizes will be announced on Monday so I thought I would give my prediction this evening. Of course, the category that I am interested in is Fiction. 662 more words


The neverending saga of Orfeo, by Richard Powers (who hates me, I’m pretty sure) (by Jill)

Here is a brief rundown of what I accomplished on my weekend:

  1. Hike with parents
  2. Spent some time with my friend Letti and her daughter, catching up with things like Marvel movies, the antics of our respective animal herds (she has three dogs and four cats; I have one dog and six cats), and a mini-marathon of…
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