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August 3, 2006

The Corey Vilhauer Book of the Month Club: August 2006 1

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Sometimes, I’m forced to read a book. That’s right. Utterly forced. Even as I try to open my mind to more and more books, I get pigeonholed into reading something specific, a “required read” that – because of it’s non-organic nature – feels more like a high school book report project. As long time readers […]

July 8, 2006

The Corey Vilhauer Book of the Month Club: July 2006 1

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Wait a second. No, seriously hold on. Just a few more minutes. Oh. Sorry. It’s you. I apologize for being late. Well, I only partially apologize. It is to be expected, really, with the Fourth of July striking and the World Cup ending. Yes. The World Cup. Sorry about my rudeness a little earlier – […]

June 21, 2006

Revisiting Yesterday’s People by Andrew Saikali 0

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This is what happens when I don’t take notes. Two months ago, I sat down to read Yesterday’s People, a collection of eight short stories by Goran Simic. Born in Bosnia, Simic was already a noted author and poet when he immigrated to Canada ten years ago. I decided to write about these spare, haunting […]

June 5, 2006

The Corey Vilhauer Book of the Month Club: June 2006 1

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Here in Sioux Falls, one of our local Lutheran private colleges puts on a library book sale. In name, it’s a sale of epic proportions. In actuality, it’s just a clever way for literary junkies and bibliophiles to stock up their collections and appear smarter than they are while the library clears out horribly outdated […]

May 14, 2006

A Review of An Army at Dawn by Rick Atkinson 14

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The more I learn about World War II, the more it fascinates me. I feel like most people have a vague, middle-ground understanding of the war. Two generations removed from the war, I have trouble fathoming both the global scale of the conflict and the impact it had on hundreds of millions of individuals. I […]

May 1, 2006

The Corey Vilhauer Book of the Month Club: May 2006 5

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For me, one of the great feats is to find a book that is so good you can’t put it down. I mean literally – a book that engulfs every spare moment you’ve got, forcing everything else that isn’t necessary to the side. A book that, after reading just the first few chapters, you know […]

April 2, 2006

The Corey Vilhauer Book of the Month Club: April 2006 0

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I had a hell of a time picking my book of the month this time around. This happens every few months, and I’m always better off for the difficulty in choosing my favorite. One month I will go through four books and have a definitive favorite – a book that I’ll recommend to friends, etc. […]

March 7, 2006

Bonds Bombshell 1

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Wow. Sports Illustrated has just published an excerpt of Game of Shadows by SF Chronicle reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams that lays out what can only be described as incontrovertible evidence that Barry Bonds has been a rampant steroid user for the last several years. This is going to rock the baseball world, and […]

March 3, 2006

The Corey Vilhauer Book of the Month Club: March 2006 0

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With my personal sport of choice – professional basketball – surging towards the playoffs, I felt a need to read about sports. I needed to read about jocks and sweat and champions and the like. Instead, I read about gambling. And politics. Oh, and a little bit of about sports. (First, though, an aside. I […]

February 8, 2006

I Never Liked You by Chester Brown: A Review 0

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I have read only a very few graphic novels, but the ones I have read all seem to tread the same emotional ground. Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan, Daniel Clowes’ Ghost World and now I Never Liked You by Chester Brown. Their stories center on a sort of teenage emptiness that inspires a combination of pity […]