Oct 14, 2008

Dean's Book Choices for November

After much heavy thought and pondering, here are my selections for November:
1. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie: In honor of the 20-year anniversary of its publishing, it is a book I have never read but have wanted to. It is very lengthy--over our 500 page criteria. Have it be noted that this book lost to Oscar and Lucinda for the 1988 Booker Award.
2. Among the Thugs by Bill Buford: What you've been waiting for. A stimulating book that most may never read without my prompting. Have it be noted that Toobin referenced Buford in The Nine.
3. American Pastoral by Philip Roth: Pulitzer prize winner in 1998. I've not read it. Has current reference to Obama's friends, the Weather Underground.
4. Tales of the Fish Patrol by Jack London: A series of short stories set right here in SF Bay and at China Camp (easy read). Never read it but always wanted to.

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