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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Surveillance

Book #35 on my list this year was local lit legend Jonathan Raban's novel Surveillance.

Another post-9/11 novel, Raban's new work explores modern political issues in a Puget Sound locale that will resonate with Seattlites. Raban is always enjoyable, but for new comers I'd recommend Waxwings instead. I'm still catching up on my book blogging, but check out the Guardian review for a good breakdown.

Jonathan Raban site

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