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Book Report: Omega Minor (Paul Verhaeghen)

I picked this up in the Translated Lit section of Talking Leaves for two reasons.   The first is that it was the thickest book in my line of sight, and I like my big books.  The top right area of the immense book-shelf grid that takes up the left wall of my living room is easy to reach from my armchair and consequently houses those of the books I tend to want to reach for the most that haven’t been lent out to [forced upon] various friends.  A lot of these  are pretty thick – Infinite Jest, Life and Fate, Anathem, et cetera.  The to-read pile on the table by my chair includes a few more “books that you could use to build a house,” and up until I read it this was the housiest of them all.

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The second reason is that I’d just watched both Robocop and Basic Instinct… which were of course directed by Paul Verhoeven.

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