Author Archives: brooklyn tommy

Andorra

Crisp, clear, descriptive, and golden-ripe, and finely hollowed out, albeit in a real way. Continue reading

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A Fine Balance

Often, with a single, delicately crafted sentence, the truth and clarity of his vision will pierce your heart. Continue reading

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Close to the Knives

Sometimes it takes the fire of anger to throw light on the truth. Wojnarowicz’s honest and frank memoir has, by illuminating a painful and tragically shortened life in an uncaring time and place, made our world today that much less dark. Read and remember. Continue reading

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Number Sense

Bringing together psychology, evolution, neuroscience and mathematics education with copious illustrations, this book will make more than your occipital temporal lobe buzz. Continue reading

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Quicksand

Note that you may also have to loosen your bodice at certain parts, if not rip the whole damn thing off… Continue reading

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Revolutionary Road

Sharp, brittle, bloodless, and as beautiful as china. Continue reading

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A Meaningful Life

I love the understated humor and I could really relate to the protagonist. All of the characters seemed extremely fresh (the book was published in 1971.) The wife’s dialogue was especially brilliant, as were the parents from Boise. Continue reading

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Television

the very French combination of ridiculous physical comedy with a spiritually-cleansing send-up of academic pretension tickled my… Continue reading

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The Rings of Saturn

Over the course of several day’s walk through the English countryside, the writer/speaker reminisces and meditates on the local history and architecture, digressing into an exloration of imperialism, colonialism, the nature of time and loss in memory. Continue reading

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