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Original Essays | September 18, 2014

Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing



On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »
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    The High Divide

    Lin Enger 9781616203757

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The Perry Bible Fellowship: The Trial of Colonel Sweeto and Other Stories by Nicholas Gurewitch
The Perry Bible Fellowship: The Trial of Colonel Sweeto and Other Stories

nathanmaas, January 6, 2008

Apart from being hilarious-to-the-maximum, the artwork is as beautiful as golden diamonds shining, gleaming and sparkling like stars amongst dozens and dozens of rainbows. These ideas don't go stale. These comics don't disappoint. These colors don't run.
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Maus, A Survivor's Tale, Book I: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman
Maus, A Survivor's Tale, Book I: My Father Bleeds History

nathanmaas, February 28, 2007

Graphic novels or comics are rarely this thought-provoking. Spiegelman takes an incredibly dark time in our World's history and manages to, as he puts it, "express the unexpressable". I haven't read this in years yet I recall it like I read it last week. Unforgettable and brilliant.
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The Departed: Two Disc Special Edition (Widescreen)
The Departed: Two Disc Special Edition (Widescreen)

nathanmaas, February 21, 2007

This movie is grand. I know folks who walked out of the theater. I also know others who loved it to no end. I fall more towards the latter, but not quite as extreme. Being a large Scorsese fan, I had high hopes for this one, since it seemed a return to what he does best: crime in the city. And boy, is it ever. Good Cop, bad cop, undercover cop, crooked cop, head cop, dead cop... It's about police and the mob, basically.

All in all, The Departed stands as one completely engaging drama, with some amazing acting and cinematography. Martin Scorsese is totally cool in my book. Or DVD.
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In My Skin by Kate Holden
In My Skin

nathanmaas, February 8, 2007

This won't be winning the Newbery Medal. Raw yet poetic, this book paints both a grim and horribly touching view of addicts and prostitutes. The author was both. It's sad and painful and of course, amazing to read.
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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift Editions) by Edwin A Abbott
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift Editions)

nathanmaas, February 6, 2007

Mathematical books are radical, look!

This little gem is easy to read, understand and enjoy even (and especially) for the non-math-loving sort. It concerns a real square (literally) living in a 2-D world. That's it. It's a tour of Flatland. And once you pick up this slender little book, you won't put it down until you've taken the tour, unless you got something really important to do like outrun flaming wolves.

It's a buck-fifty. You have no excuse not to buy it.
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