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September 16, 2006

Songs about circuses: approximation of a playlist §24

Songs about or related to circus stuff

animal trainer

The Trapeze Swinger – Iron & Wine
Send in the clowns – just about anyone
Tears of a clown – Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
Acrobat – U2
Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
Tiger Feet – Mud
Brown girl in the ring – Boney M
Paradise Circus – The Lilac Time
Highwire – Rolling Stones
Crazy Horses – The Osmonds
The Big Top – Laurie Anderson
Nellie the elephant


simply one of the best books I've read

Title:
American Pastoral
Author:
Philip Roth
ISBN:
0099771810
Rating:
5 out of 5 stars

American Pastoral by Philip Roth

This really is an outstanding book. The basic plot Swede Levov, high school sports star and inheritor of glove manufacturing empire, lives the American dream but then it all falls apart when his daughter decides to join the anti-Vietnam protests in the most dramatic way.

But really this doesn’t capture it Roth covers the full sweep of the post-war American landscape here in the most extraordinarily powerful way.

Can’t really do it justice here well worth the Pulitzer though!


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