Amazon India Doormat Flap; Assessing the G.A.N.; You’re Tying Your Shoelaces Wrong — This Week’s Newley’s Notes

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Book Notes — ‘Purity,’ By Jonathan Franzen

Note: I have long kept written notes on index cards about the books I read. I decided to share some of these thoughts here, and will be posting them, one by one on individual books, in no particular order. I’ll group them all together on a central page later. Thanks to Derek Sivers for the […]

Another Novel I Really Loved: Adam Johnson’s ‘Orphan Master’s Son’

Back in September, I wrote I post called “A Novel I Really Loved: Adam Johnson’s ‘Parasites Like Us’”: At the airport on my way to a recent beach getaway I picked up a copy of Adam Johnson‘s “Parasites Like Us.” It is a remarkably good novel. Though the book was published ten years ago, I […]

A Novel I Really Loved: Adam Johnson’s ‘Parasites Like Us’

At the airport on my way to a recent beach getaway I picked up a copy of Adam Johnson‘s “Parasites Like Us.” It is a remarkably good novel. Though the book was published ten years ago, I hadn’t heard of it. (Johnson’s 2012 novel, “The Orphan Master’s Son,” won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. “Parasites […]