Travel reading

I’ll be taking some time off for the next week or so, and I’ll of course be toting too many books for me to actually finish. This is what I’ll try to be reading:

  • “On Truth” by Harry Frankfurt, the Princeton philosopher’s follow up to last year’s “On Bull—-.” It’s philosophy that strives for clarity and conciseness; there was something witty about the original project. We’ll see if he maintains it.
  • “The Littlest Hitler,” a collection of short stories by Ryan Boudinot that is sure to be funny and irreverent
  • Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs To Know,” by Stephen Prothero, is a nonfiction book that begins and ends with a quiz. This book won’t be published until March, but it is bound to be an interesting.
  • “Adam Haberbeg” by Yasmina Reza, translated from the French. Reza is probably best known for her play “Art.” This novel’s publicity material calls it “cutting and funny.” We’ll see

Happy reading to you, and see you in the new year.

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