The Sense of Style, by Steven Pinker (recommended by RS)
Adios, Strunk and White, by Gary Hoffman (mentioned in S of S, mentioned by RS, but has this disturbing bit in its description: "Develop a distinct voice required by major university application forms..."
300,000,000 by Blake Butler, and the review mentions 2666 by Roberto Bolaño, and some other works. I'm not sure that any of this will be actually readable, but it all sounds interesting, and perhaps a peek at what the young people are writing?
Peripheral, by William Gibson, sounds fascinating, but I have found some of his stuff to be just too inaccessible. I enjoyed Pattern Recognition, and some others, though.
What are these clouds? - I received nearly a dozen emails with pictures from folks interested in the clouds apparent around 5-7 PM last night (Wednesday). Some examples: Picture c...
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