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A Guy's Moleskine Notebook

Thoughts and reflections on works of fiction and literature. Pondering of life through pictures and words. Babbling about gay rights. Travelogues and anecdotes.

  • [1] Annie Proulx: Brokeback Mountain
  • [2] Arthur Golden: Memoirs of a Geisha
  • [3] Yu Hua: To Live
  • [4] Alan Hollinghurst: The Line of Beauty
  • [5] Colm Toibin: The Master
  • [6] Carlos Ruiz Zafon: The Shadow of the Wind
  • [7] William James: The Varieties of Religious Experience
  • [8] Charles Higham: The Civilization of Angkor
  • [9] Graham Greene: A Burnt-Out Case
  • [10] Dai Sijie: Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch
  • [11] Alan Hollinghurst: The Swimming-Pool Library
  • [12] Mikhail Bulgakov: The Master and Margarita
  • [13] Colm Toibin: The Blackwater Lightship
  • [14] Alan Hollinghurst: The Folding Star
  • [15] Ross King: Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
  • [16] Fyodor Dostoevsky: The Brothers Karamazov
  • [17] Jonathan Franzen: The Corrections
  • [18] Colm Toibin: The Story of the Night
  • [19] John Banville: Shroud
  • [20] Leo Tolstoy: Resurrection
  • [21] Peter Hessler: River Town, Two Years on the Yangtze
  • [22] Ian McEwan: The Atonement
  • [24] Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Love in the Time of Cholera
  • [25] Ignacio Padilla: Shadow without a Name
  • [26] Umberto Eco: The Name of the Rose
  • [27] Richard Russo: Straight Man
  • [28] Fyodor Dostoevsky: Notes from Underground
  • [29] Alan Hollinghurst: The Spell
  • [30] Hermann Broch: The Death of Virgil
  • [31] James Baldwin: Giovanni's Room
  • [32] Ken Kesey: One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • [33] Xingjian Gao: One Man's Bible
  • [34] C. Jay Cox: Latter Days
  • [35] Harper Lee: To Kill A Mockingbird
  • [36] William Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew
  • [37] Daniel A. Helminiak: What The Bible Really Says about Homosexuality
  • [38] James Baldwin: Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone
  • [39] Kenji Yoshino: Covering - The Hidden Assault of Civil Rights
  • [40] Italo Calvino: If, On a Winter's Night A Traveler
  • [41] Arthur Phillips: The Egyptologist
  • [42] George Orwell: 1984
  • [43] Michael Warner: The Trouble with Normal: Sex, Politics, and Ethics of Queer Life
  • [44] Andrew Sullivan: Virtually Normal
  • [45] Henry James: The Wings of the Dove
  • [46] Jose Saramago: Blindness
  • [47] Umberto Eco: The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
  • [48] Dan Brown: Da Vinci Code
  • [49] Kazuo Ishiguro: Never Let Me Go
  • [50] Ken Follett: The Pillars of Earth
  • [51] Leo Tolstoy: War and Peace
  • [52] Michael Thomas Ford: Alec Baldwin Doesn't Like Me
  • [53] Jonathan Franzen: How To Be Alone
  • [54] Jonathan Lethem: The Fortress of Solitude
  • [55] Matthew Pearl: The Dante Club
  • [56] Zadie Smith: White Teeth
  • [57] Fyodor Dostoevsky: The Double
  • [58] Jose Saramago: The Double
  • [59] Andrew Holleran: Dancer from the Dance
  • [60] Heinrich von Kleist: The Marquise of O & Other Stories
  • [61] Andrew Holleran: In September, the Light Changes
  • [62] Tom Perrotta: Little Children
  • August 07, 2006


    A Most Desultory Post

    Overcast Monday morning. Overcast me. This post will be no more than just a bullet agenda.

    1. The steamy cup of coffee has cooled down and I am not sure if I'll get a refill. Should I wait or just do away with it for good?

    2. The last week of summer class will witness the glory, the literary erudition of the mighty The Master and Margarita.

    3. Bookpuddle's reading of On Beauty spurs me on to get Zadie Smith's debut White Teeth.

    4. Dylan and Mingus from The Fortress of Solitude take into scrawling their graffiti tags on the streets of Brooklyn. The vivid yet oppressive setting of the novel twitches my nerve as if something ominous will always hover over the lives of these kids. Good read.

    5. Last, but not the least, I updated My Pictures section on the right-hand side-bar with photos from Thailand, China, Cambodia and Indonesia. Pictures from Taiwan and Malaysia are coming soon. Take a peek.

    And I miss J.


    Blogger matty said...

    I liked the note about missing "J"...

    I am reading THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING BARBRA. ...It is a most intellectual read. I feel ready to return for my MA at any moment. Can one major in Babology?

    It is so foggy --- it is even kind of a downer in our office today. No disco music --- just new age stuff which is making me sleepy.

    8/07/2006 12:22 PM  
    Anonymous iliana said...

    I love your pictures! Thank you for sharing. I really want to travel to Asia. Can't wait to see the other pics.

    8/08/2006 6:33 AM  
    Blogger Robert said...

    Who's J? :-)

    Anyway, love your pictures. I think you look A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!!


    8/08/2006 1:15 PM  
    Blogger Jef said...

    I find coffee much more enjoyable with a donut. Keeping in tune with your analogy, perhaps it isn't the coffee itself, but simply the coffeecup (the container).

    8/08/2006 9:37 PM  
    Blogger Anomie-Atlanta said...

    I may pick up The Fortress of Solitude. Have you read The Well of Lonliness yet?

    8/10/2006 10:36 AM  
    Blogger cipriano said...

    As per your #3 comment, On Beauty was a real good read, but I have not seemed to have the time to adequately write about it yet.
    I've never read White Teeth but have heard it is excellent.
    The best to you!

    8/11/2006 6:00 PM  
    Blogger laptop battery said...

    Shopping the cheap battery,you can see from here.

    8/08/2008 11:09 PM  

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