Roman Iermakov Iermakov itibaren 26300 Marches, Fransa
This is a really wonderful collection--every essay brings something new to the table, and it made my daily commute SO freaking enjoyable. One day I missed my stop and ended up in the Bronx because I was having so much fun.
The story of a daughter reeling in the days after her mother's unexpected death, seethes with the vivid near hallucination and the rapid nearly pressured thought that i recall from Ferrante's "Days of Abandonment." Incidentally, it is also remniscent of the more controlled " The Year of Magical Thinking" by Joan Didion...only because both describe a chaotic reaction to death. Probably deserves 4 stars, but I just liked, and related to, the chaos in Days of Abandonment a bit more.
I picked this up in a Library in Big Sur, expecting to learn about Bill Gates, and instead found it was about the history of the PC industry. A fascinating history, and still a very relevant read, even though the history stops at 1995. There have been just a few developments since then!