• What are you currently reading? Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. I don't really know how to describe this book. It bounces back and forth between present day Hollywood and the Italy of Liz-and-Dick and Cleopatra, 1962. There's even a foray back to WWII. The thread that ties the disparate stories together seems to be less love than the ache of longing. It's certainly well written. It contains some of the loveliest prose I've read in a while.
• What do you think you’ll read next? I intend to return to Bruce, the exhaustive Springsteen biography.
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