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Hieroglyph: Stories and Blueprints for a Better Future
Neal Stephenson
Ukraine: Zbig's Grand Chessboard & How the West Was Checkmated
Natylie Baldwin, Kermit D. Larson
The Girl on the Train: A Novel
Paula Hawkins
Our Souls at Night: A novel
Kent Haruf
Above the Waterfall
Ron Rash
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Stephen King
Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction
Cathy Whitlock
The Homicide Report: Understanding Murder in America
Jill Leovy
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Erik Larson
The Gods of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Savage Detectives - Roberto Bolaño, Natasha Wimmer I made it to about page 150. While there was much in the book that I found interesting, I was ultimately put off by much as well. Even if one is a poet, is it really possible that everyone in Mexico is a poet? And mostly, I found that I really did not care enough about any of the self-involved characters to make it worthwhile investing in seeing what becomes of them. There are many references to Latin American writers and as I am not well versed in most of them, that left me feeling rather adrift. I am willing to accept that there is much of value here that I am simply not getting, and I do not deride the book so much as note that it did not do it for me