Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May 4, 2016

Perfect score !

Books to take to Hawaii. 1. The White Album by Joan Didion:

"I could indulge here in a little idle generalization, could lay off my own state of profound emotional shock on the larger cultural breakdown, could talk fast about convulsions in the society, and alienation and anomie and maybe even assassination, but that would be just one more stylish shell game. I am not the society in microcosm. I am a thirty-four-year-old woman with long straight hair and an old bikini bathing suit and bad nerves sitting on an island in the middle of the Pacific waiting for a tidal wave that will not come."

2. Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, recent winner of the Pulitzer prize.

3. From Here to Eternity.

4. Ulysses.

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