Thursday, January 6, 2011

An Exercise in Futility: Grading Books and Stories Recently Read

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson: B-
Everything and More by David Foster Wallace: C+
Technopoly by Neil Postman: C-
The Grifters by Jim Thompson: B-
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby: D+
After the Death of God by Gianni Vattimo and John D. Caputo: B+
"The Watcher" by Italo Calvino: A
"The Non-Existent Knight" by Italo Calvino: C
Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell: A-
A Spy in the House of Love by Anais Nin: C+