NYTBR 9 August 2009: A Highly Eclectic Short List

The Food Network is showing a bio-pic of Rachael Ray. She is revealed to have a ferocious work ethic, the result of a childhood that was “not rich in material” resources, but was rich in family experiences and love. She went to New York at age 23 — hold on, self! Let’s not get carried away here! This is supposed to be a post about The New York Times Book Review!

All right-ey, self will reserve the Rachael Ray material for a later post. Without further ado, here is the list of books self is interested in reading after perusing The New York Times Book Review of 9 August 2009:

1.    After reading the “Letters to the Editor” :

2.    After reading Gail Collins’ review of Pete Fornatale’s Back to the Garden:  The Story of Woodstock and Michael Lang’s (written with Holly George-Warren) The Road to Woodstock:

3.    After reading Paul Krugman’s review of Justin Fox’s The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street, and Charles R. Morris’ The Sages: Warren Buffett, George Soros, Paul Volcker, and the Maelstrom of Markets:

  • Justin Fox’s The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street
  • Charles R. Morris’ The Sages: Warren Buffett, George Soros, Paul Volcker, and the Maelstrom of Markets

4.   After reading Michael Shae’s review of Thomas Wright’s Built of Books: How Reading Defined the Life of Oscar Wilde:

  • Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Thomas Wright’s Built of Books: How Reading Defined the Life of Oscar Wilde

5.    After reading William Grimes’ review of Monica Ali’s new novel, In the Kitchen:

  • Monica Ali’s In the Kitchen

6.    After reading Alison McCulloch’s short reviews in the Fiction Chronicle, the following novels:

  • Kyung Ran Jo’s Tongue
  • Roma Tearne’s Bone China
  • Mariolina Venezia’s Been Here a Thousand Years

2 Comments

  1. uninvoked said,

    August 15, 2009 at 12:56 am

    I’m kind of curious about The Picture of Dorian Gray, but mostly because he appeared in “League of Extraordinary gentlemen” and I’m really curious about his side of the story.

  2. August 15, 2009 at 1:06 am

    Hmm, you’re referring to the movie with Sean Connery? Afraid I missed that one …

    (Just googled: found out the movie was based on a comic series by the same creator as “Watchmen”. I learned something new today!)


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