Month: February 2012

Give a Book to a Stranger

I used to come across countless mass market books, genre stuff mostly, that was being thrown away. I would grab a stack and at night drive to a nearby neighborhood and put a different book in each mailbox.…

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Maybe it was a particular incident that caused emotional destruction, incest, rape, a child predator, whatever. In the end, the brother and sister played by Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan in the searing but warmly realistic ‘Shame’, are so clearly ruined that it is hard to imagine a pain they have not endured.…

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