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What I’m Reading (Nov 2015)

A few days late this month. You’d think with a couple of business trips and plenty of time on the plane, I’d have read more than normal, but that turned out not to be the case.

BOOKS

Book of the Month: The Racer by David Millar. Yep, you guessed it, a book on professional cycling. The Racer is Millar’s look back at his last year as a professional cyclist. An insightful and entertaining book that examines the highs and lows of being a professional athlete.

A close second was My Father, The Pornographer: A Memoir by Chris Offutt. I read an advance copy of this book (due out Feb 9) and it’s a phenomenal book. When Offut’s Dad passes away, he takes upon himself the task of cataloging the numerous pornographic books his Dad wrote over decades of work. He struggles to reconcile the turbulent relationship and memories of his Dad to his admiration of the man as someone intensely dedicated to his craft.

Others from this month:

A Hell of a Woman by Jim Thompson (great noir, reminiscent of Dostoevsky), Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason (mystery, Between the Lines by Victoria Pendleton. (autobiography of Britain’s standout female track cyclist), Cats Don’t Bark by Shane Hipps (self-help).

TV & FILM

Fargo (season 2) is phenomenal. One of the best seasons of a television show I’ve seen in awhile.

The Man in The High Castle, available on Amazon, is an interesting tale of how the world would be if America had lost WW2.

I made my annual foray to the movie the day after Thanksgiving. This year, I saw Spotlight, a movie about the Boston Globe’s investigation into the sex abuse scandal of the Catholic Church.

I spent one weekend on the couch recuperating and watched a slew of movies: Bad Words (crude, but funny), American Sniper (okay), Manhunt (interesting), and Candelabra (weird). I think I watched a few other things, but they obviously didn’t leave much of an impression.

WRITING

The speed with which I wrote last month has been replaced by plodding through paragraphs this month.

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