In order to avoid pretense, here are some facts: in reverse order,
these are the last ten books I read.
Leaving the Atocha Station (Ben Lerner),
The Beak of the Finch (Jonathan Weiner),
The Life of Insects (Victor Pelevin),
The Will To Change (bell hooks),
The Song of the Dodo (David Quammen),
Cold Mountain Poems (Han-Shan),
Soldiers of God (Kelly Clancy),
The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje) (beautiful book, couldn't
stand the movie),
Mindfulness In Plain English (Gunaratana),
He's not in the last 10 books, but I am passionate about Borges. If
you like Borges, we are pretty much guaranteed to get along.
Neat scotch, novel beer. I have eaten raw horse. I'm interested in
entomophagy. Call me a reactionary pomologist, but I think red
delicious is still the best apple.
Lately I have been going through David Lynch and Werner Herzog. I
love it, but to be honest, this can make watching a movie seem like
a stressful way to spend an evening.