Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. A review.

[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham’s Quarterly, Reading, Book Review] [Click HERE to see my previous posts referencing Lapham’s Quarterly.] [Some of LQ’s contents are available free.] After reading and reviewing Conrad's The Secret Agent I learned his better known work Heart of Darkness was fairly short.  With that for an excuse I dived in.  It was gripping.  I read it … Continue reading Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. A review.

The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad. A review.

[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham’s Quarterly, Reading, Book Review] [Click HERE to see my previous posts referencing Lapham’s Quarterly.] [Some of LQ’s contents are available free.] Speed reader though I am not, I recently inhaled this book, reading it devotedly and continuously.  Preceding and inspiring perhaps the spirit of modern day spy and mystery novels, Conrad weaves various characters and … Continue reading The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad. A review.

SHIBUMI (understated elegance) (effortless perfection)

This may be the longest book commentary/review I've ever written, as priceless quotes abound throughout the book and I plan to include many.  All are from the 2011 paperback copy.  I'm including numerous info links.  Use them after your first read of the review or as you go.  You choose. Trevanian's SHIBUMI.  Originally published in … Continue reading SHIBUMI (understated elegance) (effortless perfection)

SATORI by Don Winslow

SATORI by Don Winslow "A Novel Based on TREVANIAN'S SHIBUMI" is the full title.  This is my commentary on-the-fly, as I read, since I don't do in-depth, analytical, reviews per se. I received an email from my local library that this book, my hold request, was now available for pickup.  In the several months since I … Continue reading SATORI by Don Winslow