Human Smoke Roundtable


If you are not reading the fascinating roundtable Ed organized to discuss the new Nicholson Baker book Human Smoke you should be (start here).

I am so far behind in my reading I am almost at the point of despair, but the intelligent thoughts of the participants Ed brought to this discussion have almost convinced me to take the time to read the book. 

I am sure I would bring strong opinions about it as I have a Masters in history with an emphasis on twentieth century foreign policy and my political perspective seems likely to be the opposite of Baker’s.  But nearly 500 pages is a daunting challenge in that my time alloted to reading seems to shrink daily.

I am interested to see what others think as reviews come out.  But be sure to check out this week’s roundtable whether you intend to read the book or not.

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Kevin Holtsberry

I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season - oh, and watching golf too).

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