Category Archives: Reading

Short Story Author Highlight: Cordwainer Smith

Cordwainer Smith was the pseudonym of Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger, a military officer who specialized in East Asia and psychological warfare.  He wrote non-fiction and spy thrillers, but he is best known for the science fiction he produced in the … Continue reading

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More Favorite Short Stories

Yes, I do love those short stories.  In my last post on my favorite short stories I wrote about five of the all-time greats.   They were: 1.  “I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream” by Harlan Ellison. 2.  “Sundance” … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Books in my Life by Henry Miller

Henry Miller at his best is a virtuoso writer.  He can write about anything and it is entertaining.  He is with words like Jerry Garcia was with guitar:  you didn’t really give a damn whether he was actually playing a … Continue reading

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Treasure Hunt: Searching For Books in Thessaloniki

I’m a bookaholic.  I gotta have my books.  I can’t stand being without books.  And when I say books I mean the paper kind with binding and covers and so on.  I did, to be honest, at my wife’s prompting, … Continue reading

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My Favorite Fiction Books: The Runners-Up

A few weeks ago I posted a list of my five favorite fiction books.  They are: 1.  “The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien 2.  “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac 3.  “Tropic of Cancer” by Henry Miller 4.  … Continue reading

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My Five Favorite Fiction Books

Lists of favorite books are fun, aren’t they?  Sometimes they give me ideas on what to read next, and I am always on the lookout for good books, as I am always reading something.  Usually I alternate between fiction and … Continue reading

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