have a problem grasping large numbers. I suspect others
share the humbling experience when in the presence of
a billion or trillion of something, you are expected to
understand what that means and say something intelligent.
Even without big numbers, I often fail that test, but
throw in an Octillion paperclips, and I'd not be able
to visual how big that pile would be.
week the essay is titled When
Your Number is Big, addresses some of the
underlying issues that accompany large numbers. Here.
new Calvino novel goes off for copy edit in December.
That makes number 15. Vinny has been solving cases in
Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Burma for almost 25 years.
He's the first ASEAN private eye. I appreciate your support
for the series over the years. By buying and reading the
Calvino novels, you've kept your part of the deal. My
part is to deliver new novels that do justice to the series.
I hope the new Calvino novel will realize that promise.
Early next year it should be out.
I will be going to the Jaipur Literary Festival. It has
become one of the notable international literary festivals
so it is time to go along for a closer look.
have been reading with considerable interest Michael Graziano's
and the Social Brain
and would recommend it. Graziano tackles the complex issue
of attention, awareness and consciousness, with accessible
prose and arguments backed by up with up to date research
in this field.
the holidays around the corner (December is almost here),
don't forget that a book makes the perfect gift. And one
of my books given to a friend or colleague would open
a new world for him or her. Vinny thanks you.