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38. River of Shadows River of Shadows by Valerio Varesi My rating: 3 of 5 stars River of Shadows is the first in a series of detective novels set in Italy’s Po Valley. The novel begins with the Po River in flood and a barge floating down the torrent out of control. When the barge is finally brought to rest, its owner has disappeared. That same day, his brother falls from a window in a local hospital.Commissario Soneri pushes to have these two seemingly unrelated cases...
Wearing Lubin Idole EDT today. Yesterday was Tabac Rouge during the day and M7 as SOTE.
37. Caravaggio: A Passionate Life Caravaggio: A Passionate Life by Desmond Seward My rating: 3 of 5 stars Seward has written a fairly pedestrian biography of the great artist. In part this is because of the paucity of source material on major aspects of Caravaggio’s life, including his origins, the major conflicts that blighted his career, his travels during exile and his death. So there is not a lot for the author to work with. He still manages to present an intriguing...
36. The Swan Book, by Alexis Wright Matt has already reviewed this at length, so I won’t say much. I will say the writing is incredibly sloppy in parts: “etching out a living”, “stuck in a grove”, “a slitter of bone” and “Ghandi” are among the pearlers I found in this. Unless it’s done intentionally - and it clearly isn’t - I find this unacceptable in a major work from an award-winning novelist. Apart from that, bugger-all happens in almost 400 pp apart from a great deal...
What venue?At Dylan's age, my bet is that the half-hour interval involves an oxygen tank and a preventative check-up. Act 2 could be the bit "subject to change".
A sample of Zegna Forte for me today. On first application there was some kind of cheap chemical smell in this. That's dispelled now and I mainly smell honey on my wrist and maybe a bit of tobacco. Overall it's a bit undistinguished I think. I reckon I prefer La Nuit and, since I have a FB of that, I'd pass on Forte.
Must de Cartier today. Fading now, in mid-afternoon, and I doubt it will stick around for my night out. Just with a nod the M/F question above, Must is marketed as a feminine scent and I certainly felt it was a womanly scent when I put it on this morning, but I haven't really noticed it since and haven't felt at all uncomfortable wearing it.
But I bought a navy suit as well! If I’m lucky, I’ll be wearing it tomorrow night. If not, I’ll wear navy anyway, just for you Foxy.
(Cross-post from Aussie Members) Today I wore an op shop outfit, other than the shoes and links. Bit unusual for me to be wearing a black suit, but it was so nice I felt I had to liberate it. I wore it to work and later to a film. Suit: Helmut Lang Shirt: Brooks Brothers Tie: Zegna Couture Square: Palo Albizzati Not shown: black Testoni whole cuts, black Dunhill belt, silver and amethyst Georg Jensen cufflinks.
Funny you should mention ninja. This is the film I went to see. Fricking hilarious.
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