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May 27, 2007

16 Down, 36 To Go (52 Books, 52 Weeks) ("Poor People")

In Poor People, William T. Vollman visits people living in poverty all over the world, and lives their lives with them while conducting his interviews. The book is a collection of these true stories, and can be read as much as a travel diary as documentray. Complete with footnotes and the author's photographs, Poor People weighs in at a hefty 464 pages, but Vollman's non-judgmental prose, his interviewing skill and the bigger questions he poses about solving the world's poverty problems keep the book interesting. This is yet another fine book from one of America's greatest writers.

For two weeks, enter the coupon code "LHB001" at Atomic Books and receive 15% off this title.

My next book is Poppy Z. Brite's novel, D*U*C*K.


see also:

52 Books, 52 Weeks (2007 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2006 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2005 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2004 Edition)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)

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