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reading list, originally uploaded by Mister Wind-Up Bird.

Currently reading or about to read.

  • Michael Ignatieff, The Rights Revolution. I figure I should know more about Ignatieff, since it’s currently looking pretty likely he will be our Prime Minister before long.
  • Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope. I meant to read this before the US election, but never got around to it.
  • Roberto Bolano, 2666. I’ve been hearing nothing but good things about the novel, including comparisons to The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, my favourite novel.
  • John Hodgman. More Information Than You Require. Maybe not quite as laugh-out-loud funny as The Areas of my Expertise, but just as enjoyable.
  • Nixon at the Movies, Mark Feeney. I’m almost done this, a journalist’s look at Nixon through the movies he watched in the White House, and later movies about him. Much better than it’s gimmicky premise sounds.
  • Something Like an Autobiography, Akira Kurosawa. I’m fascinated by Kurosawa the filmmaker,less so by Kurosawa the man. I’m curious to see how this book changes my understanding of Kurosawa’s films.