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Thursday, November 02, 2006


Ann Althouse turns out to share my enthusiasm for these, and has just blogged about them. She provides a link to a pertinent Stephen King article. Both have elicited a spate of comments and recommendations worthy of (digital) notetaking. The voice of the reader makes such a difference, as most point out. I may give up on the Pico Iyer travel essay book I'm working on right now; the narrator has a strange, affected accent that really interferes with the content. But the subject ("lost", or rarely visited places, such as N. Korea, Cuba, Paraguay...) is fascinating so I may stick with it for a while.


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