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text 2016-04-29 20:06
Another book description fail ...

In a sea of books to buy, how enticing is this one:

 

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text 2016-04-28 16:41
Another book description fail ...

*sigh* (yes, there is an audible edition plus cd for sale on Amazon despite the redirect):

 

 

I should never have gone down the rabbit hole of browsing books on Amazon (it all started with spotting a backlist reissue from a fave author ...).

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quote 2015-04-18 16:19
This novel has a story, after all. The date is June 16, 1904. The setting is Dublin. And the hero is Leopold Bloom—a devoted husband to his wife Molly, with whom he has one daughter. Jewish by race, Christian by baptism, and atheist by inclination, Bloom is really a believer in reason and science: he is the everyman of the democratic twentieth century. He works in the newspaper world as an advertising salesman. Calmly he goes about his business on this sunny day in June—cooking breakfast, attending a funeral, having lunch, negotiating with a client, sitting on the beach—wandering in Dublin, just as Ulysses once wandered in the Mediterranean during his long journey home.

The difference is that this Ulysses is avoiding his home: for he knows that Molly has an appointment that afternoon with the dapper Blazes Boylan—ostensibly to discuss a singing tour, but probably to consummate their flirtation. And so he pauses in pubs and bars, encountering a cast of kibitzers and schlemiels that includes, in particular, Stephen Dedalus, student of philosophy, with dreams of literary glory, whom the avant-garde reader would remember from A Portrait of the Artist, just as that reader would recognize many characters from Dubliners, Joyce’s collection of short stories.
Ulysses - James Joyce

"It's Still a Scandal!," by Adam Thirlwell, NYRB (4/23/15)

 

You CAN summarize Joyce's Ulysses. This is the best one I've seen, and now I want to reread the book.

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text 2014-03-15 19:21
*sigh* this one hurts because I worked on this series as a librarian

Apparently amazon data feed is particularly fond of changing valid book descriptions to "book by author"  (boy do I feel stupid for some of the back covers I manually typed in before I stopped being a goodreads librarian).  Gee, how helpful.

 

 

I'm actually not looking for these; just a next door to local bookstore bar conversation where we're trying to remember the name of a book in between Irish whisky shots ...

Source: www.goodreads.com/book/show/2402067.The_Deathworms_of_Kratos
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text 2014-03-15 18:18
Another day and another book on goodreads vandalized by amazon data

*sigh* here's how amazon data feed overwrote publisher's data feed book synopsis on the goodreads book page for one of my currently readings now looks:

 

 

But, let's not anyone forget that amazon data is really, really, (really!) more authoritative than book publisher or goodreads librarian edits … :(

Source: www.goodreads.com/book/show/15854714-oracle-enterprise-manager-cloud-control-12c-deep-dive
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