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Subjective Grounds: Writings by Persons with the Initials S.G.

By Sean Gleeson et al.

Subjective Grounds: Writings by Persons with the Initials S.G.

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Started reading:
6 February 2014
Finished reading:
9 February 2014

Review

Sean Gleeson doesn’t think like the rest of us: he looks for connections that the rest of us would have missed. (As close as I ever came to this was a mixtape of songs by guys named John.) Yes, all the pieces included (including one by Gleeson himself) are written by individuals with the initials S.G., although you’re forgiven if you look askance at Saint Gregory (the Great, born Gregorius Anicius circa 540). Some are fiction, some are not; some are remembered to this day (the full “What Does Labor Want?” by Samuel Gompers), some are almost entirely forgotten (Stanley Gimble’s 1955 rocket tale “Breakway”). All are worth your time, and the only question remaining is “What can Sean Gleeson do to top this?” I think it’s a safe bet he’ll come up with something.

(Same review also appeared on Amazon.com.)