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King Crimson - In the Court of the King Crimson
Rock in the finest traditions of the avant garde. Including "The Return of the Fire Witch" and "The Dance of the Puppets".
Norman Kagan - The Cinema of
Joe Klein - The Running Mate
Klein is one the best political
journalist around, and an immensely gifted novelist. The
Running Mate has lively characters, well-constructed scenes, better than
serviceable prose and, of course, impressive verisimilitude. It is a hugely entertaining
book, very wise, and very sobering. As one politico says, "It's a big game hunt, and
we're the game.... The jungle'll be left to pygmies and hyenas."
Best books of the 20th Century
Milan Kundera - The Book of Laugh and Forgetting
In one of the finer modern ironies of the life-imitates-art sort, the country that Kundera
seemed to be writing about when he talked about Czechoslovakia is, thanks to the latest
political redefinitions, no longer precisely there. This kind of disappearance and
reappearance is, partly, what Kundera explores in The Book of
Laughter and Forgetting. In this polymorphous work -- now a novel, now
autobiography, now a philosophical treatise -- Kundera discusses life, music, sex and
Jamaica Kincaid - Annie John
Jamaica Kincaid beautifully delineates hatred
and fear, because she knows they are often a step away from love and obsession. At the
start of Annie
John, her 10-year-old heroine is engulfed in family happiness and safety. Though
Annie loves her father, she is all eyes for her mother. When she is almost 12, however,
the idyll ends and she falls into deep disfavor. This inexplicable loss mars both lives,
as each grows adept at public falsity and silent betrayal.
Rudyard Kipling - Kim
"Though he was burned black as any native; though he spoke the vernacular by preference..."
One of the particular pleasures of reading Kim is the full range of emotion, knowledge, and experience that Rudyard Kipling gives his complex hero. Kim O'Hara, the orphaned son of an Irish soldier stationed in India, is neither innocent nor victimized. Raised by an opium-addicted half-caste woman since his equally dissolute father's death, the boy has grown up in the streets of Lahore.
& Transputer Qasar. 2005.