Category Archives for The Occasional Reader

Warning: Read These Two Books Before Travel

This is a republishing of a quarterly column I write for the “Newsletter of the American College of Mohs Surgeons.” THE OCCASIONAL READER Review of “The Art of Travel” and “Better Than Fiction” The world is a book and those … Continue reading

04. April 2013 by David
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Why you should read difficult books Reviews of   All the Pretty Horses;  author Cormac McCarthy and The Cat’s Table;  author Michael Ondaatje I can hear the screams already, “Clark, get your blankity blank story straight.  Last summer you recommended we read … Continue reading

13. March 2012 by David
Categories: book annotations, Books, Cormac McCarthy, reading, The Occasional Reader, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Literary War Novels–“The Occasional Reader”–Vol Seven

THE OCCASIONAL READER Matterhorn  by Karl A. Marlantes The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien   This issue of ACMS Membership Bulletin contains my seventh “Occasional Reader” column.    As I sit at my desk pecking away at my computer in … Continue reading

08. December 2011 by David
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