I've been reading Peter Englund's collection of historical essays called Letters from Ground Zero. Endlessly interesting but shoking text about something that is completely unintelligible to me. / And as if this reading experience wasn't messing with my gag reflex enough already / it seems like the previous reader has thought that a massacre of mosquitoes is a good idea and has squished a few on every other page. / That might be the only thing that can make reading about shoah even worse!