Sunday, November 11

Weekend Browsing -

Today is Remembrance Day . . .

The morning began badly; it got off on the wrong foot because the yammering bobble heads on American TV aggressively tried to ruin the occasion by inserting yesterday's news into their program. The resignation of a general was not an appropriate topic for them to rant about at the start of  this commemoration. I was very offended and walked out of the room.

"What images or types of information might communicate to intelligent voyagers from the great beyond something of the world our kind created (and lost)?" The Last Pictures by Trevor Paglen is reviewed by Kenneth Baker.

# A new book of essays by Julian Barnes called Through the Window is reviewed by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst.

# Punk Power: Hardcore Punk Scenes from 1980s Southern California is reviewed at the LAT.

# Fault Line by Robert Goddard is reviewed by Barry Turner.

# Sergio at his Tipping My Fedora blog explores The Yellow Dog by Georges Simenon, which was one of the first Maigret novels. And he includes some hyperlinks to other resources.

# Reminder: Miami Book Fair November 11-18th.

# Mr Rocky Books sought refuge from Hurricane Sandy at a Queens NY library where he is currently ensconced as a pampered guest.