Monthly Archives: July 2010

Bookviews Review

Ticket to Ride is featured in this month’s installment of Bookviews. Bookviews is “a monthly report on the best in new fiction and non-fiction books. [Reviewer] Alan Caruba is a charter member of the National Book Critics Circle and has … Continue reading

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Free Book Question 7/22/10

In which poem by Dylan Thomas did he write: The hand that whirls the water in the pool Stirs the quicksand; that ropes the blowing wind Hauls my shroud sail. And I am dumb to tell the hanging man How … Continue reading

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An Ode to Walt Whitman or, Driving to the Golden Gate

(Note: This was written on a beautiful day in Northern California. No wind, a high pressure system, temperature around 80; the kind of day during which you just can’t help but feel good.) Driving to The Golden Gate or   … Continue reading

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World Leader Pretend

I recently felt forced to defend Ticket to Ride and it came out sounding snobbish and arrogant. If anyone felt put off, you have my apology. Having a popular blog can lead to all sorts of weirdness, like thinking you’re … Continue reading

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Livy “discovers” U2, 1979

Excerpt: Chapter 11, Ticket to Ride On assignment  for the New Yorker in Dublin, Livy has a chance “meeting” with a new band called U2 at Trinity College. Pictures in grey, Dorian Grey, just me, by the sea. And I … Continue reading

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