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Ron Dakron

Novelist and poet Ron Dakron. My most-recent novel is "Hello Devilfish!" published by Three Rooms Press

The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged)

The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged) - Reduced Shakespeare Company, Jess Borgeson, Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield full fathom five thy father lies...

Zorba the Greek

Zorba the Greek - Nikos Kazantzakis Yeah, it's now a meme, but a good one. Though I can't get Anthony Quinn outta my head...

Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Songs of Innocence and of Experience - William Blake "The path of excess leads to the palace of wisdom."

Just Kids

Just Kids - Patti Smith Knocked down to 3 stars - the static prose (unusual for Patti Smith) got even more wooden; I put the book down about midway through.

Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice - Thomas Pynchon I've been a big Pynchon fan since I was 18, but this foray fails. It's the "Big Lebowski" as a solemn documentary. Struck me as a book Pynchon had stuffed in a drawer and yanked out to make some quick cash.

Survival in Auschwitz

Survival in Auschwitz - Primo Levi, Stuart J. Woolf, Philip Roth "night swallowed them up." 'Nuff said.

Our Front Pages: 21 Years of Greatness, Virtue, and Moral Rectitude from America's Finest News Source

Our Front Pages: 21 Years of Greatness, Virtue, and Moral Rectitude from America's Finest News Source - The Onion Kitten thinks of nothing but murder all day.

Treasure Island

Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson The "yars" and "mateys" get a bit Simpsonesque after awhile...

Dick And Jane Reading Collection (Collection: We Look, Something Funny, Jump And Run, Guess Who, Go Away, Spot, Go, Go, Go, Away We Go, Who Can Help, We See, We Work, We Play, Fun With Dick & Jane, Volumes 1-12)

Dick And Jane Reading Collection (Collection: We Look, Something Funny, Jump And Run, Guess Who, Go Away, Spot, Go, Go, Go, Away We Go, Who Can Help, We See, We Work, We Play, Fun With Dick & Jane, Volumes 1-12) - Pearson Scott Foresman I forget the textual contradictions, but the mimesis device of an omniscient author is coupled with a radically-savaged diction. Hey, I grew up on this stuff...

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish - Dr. Seuss the origins of rap...

Red Harvest

Red Harvest - Dashiell Hammett An almost Commie perspective on the stunning corruption in a mining town, complete with the usual Hammett mickies, floozies, bulls and barkeeps. I swear the Cohen brothers read this before they filmed "Miller's Crossing."

Sanctuary: The Corrected Text

Sanctuary: The Corrected Text - William Faulkner Not Billy's best - he often uses adjective combos that used to inspire, but now seem kind of mechanical...tropes like "the owl flew lugubriously, obscenely and delightfully, basking in the tragedies to come." But it's a good yarn with daydreaming folk.

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights - Richard J. Dunn, Emily Brontë Far ahead of its time. The hell every teen goth wants to die and go to.

The Complete Sherlock Holmes

The Complete Sherlock Holmes -  Arthur Conan Doyle This is literary junk food--but sometimes you just want a mouth crammed with Cheetos and followed by a pull on Mountain Dew

Finnegans Wake

Finnegans Wake - James Joyce A noble dead end to the edge of incomprehension. But has anyone ever read this?

The Story of Civilization

The Story of Civilization - Will Durant, Ariel Durant History that reads like a great novel.