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This is the kind of book where a character will say to another, “So, you are the one who ransacked my room,” leading to a three or four page expositional monologue wherein “mysteries” that the reader had already forgotten about are explained in excruciating detail by the ransacking character. Then a new civilization will appear and every detail about it, from its economic system to its racial t...

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Average rating: 3.57 · 14 ratings · 1 review · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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The Wife by Meg Wolitzer
The Wife
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[this is a highly-edited excerpt of my in-depth review, which can be found at joeymanley.com.

“The Wife” is about a successful, womanizing, Philip-Roth-like “big novel” writer, and his second wife, who had at one time wanted to be a writer, but gave i...more
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This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz
This Is How You Lose Her
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read in November, 2012
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A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
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The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
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“The Yellow Birds” is about a terrible thing that happens in Iraq to a soldier there, and the terrible way his friend, the POV character, deals with that terrible thing, both in the moment and after coming home.

I started off hating this book due to i...more
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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
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I reviewed this fully on my blog. Short version: kind of funny, derivative (reminds me of Ken Kesey or the M*A*S*H book), worth reading, not mind-blowing.
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