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Reading the rails

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Another forgotten bookmark: an Amtrak ticket stub for the Washington, D.C.-Philadelphia route, from April 2004. $45 seems like a bargain to me, especially after driving expressways to work for three hours a day during the past month.

Found in The Fish Can Sing by Halldór Laxness, which I bought at Mr. K's Used Books in Asheville, North Carolina ($3! another bargain!) several years ago but didn't finally crack open until today. I always love finding used UK editions here in the states - this one is published by Harvill Press.

September 26, 2014 in Books | Permalink


The Fish Can Sing! Such a funny and odd little book, and (in my minority opinion) one of Laxness's most accessible. Will be curious to hear what you think of it.

Posted by: Jeff at Oct 5, 2014 10:18:54 PM

I'm enjoying it so far, and it's much more accessible than Iceland's Bell (the only other Laxness that I've read). I owe you an email - watch your inbox.

Posted by: Pete at Oct 8, 2014 11:00:07 AM