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Average rating: 3.78 · 2,326 ratings · 124 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
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Cartel VIII: Spring, 2014
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South on Highland by Liana Maeby
South on Highland
by Liana Maeby (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2015
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I liked the book, but I loved the ending.
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The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
The Blind Assassin
by Margaret Atwood (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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I only finished it because I thought I should.
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The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
The Interestings
by Meg Wolitzer
read in September, 2014
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The problem with this book is how hard Wolitzer tries to write like someone she's not. I mean, the main problem. Because there are plenty of other problems.
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Ask the Dust by John Fante
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Blech. Wouldn't get published today. I suspect that most people who like it do so because they think they should.
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La carte et le territoire by Michel Houellebecq
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Maaaaaan, it would be cool if I'd read this in French. For the girls, I mean.

So bleak, so depressing, but sooooo filled with sentences that make you go: "OH SHIIIIIIIIT, he's right!"
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Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
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Why can't I live in a world in which everyone I know has read this?

After you read (nu-)Capital, so many things make more sense.

So, read it so we can talk about it, everyone?
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A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
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HERE'S A RATING THAT DOESN'T NEED TO HAPPEN

I mean, maybe try to write better, George?
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The Wife by Meg Wolitzer
The Wife
by Meg Wolitzer
read in October, 2014
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Like, it's good, but it's not THAT good, you know?

I liked the premise, and Wolitzer writes well, but it seemed so...clinical and unfun.
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How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill
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Somehow intimidating, even though it's only the width of a dime on its side.

And yet, it's not worth such intimidation at all! It's fun, it's informative, and it explains EVERYTHING*.

*A few things, about the Irish and the Romans and humanity's nevere
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