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Writers Read: what’s on my bookshelf

Over at Campaign for the American Reader, Marshal Zeringue gets me to talk about what I’m reading right now.

At the moment I’m reading two vastly different books about music. The big, bad, serious nonfiction book is The Rest is Noise, Alex Ross’s majestic and incisive history of music in the Twentieth Century.

The second book is Carl Hiaasen’s novel Star Island. Read my little compare-and-contrast essay about the two books: