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Exit Lines
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Abecedarium
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2011
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A Lexicon of Lost Words
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They Love to Tell the Story...
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Holy Days: Poems
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Ben Yagoda explores print reference books that just might be better than their online counterparts. Of course, part of the enjoyment comes from the tactile nature or the joys of serendipitous searching, but those aspects are part of what make print books great.[image error]
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The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Lowland
by Jhumpa Lahiri
read in August, 2014
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I tend to like Lahiri's short fiction more than her novels. In her longer work, she really likes to try to cover too much ground (this novel essentially covers one person's entire life), which lessens the impact. In The Lowland, I can understand why...more
Kevin Brown rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Tree of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer
Tree of Codes
by Jonathan Safran Foer
read in July, 2012
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I don't think this book can be read as a traditional narrative, though there is a bit of an arc here. It reads much more as a semi-surreal poem, focused much more on language and images. As such, it works quite well, as it clearly conveys tone, image...more
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The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz
The Street of Crocodiles
by Bruno Schulz
read in August, 2014
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I only read this book because Jonathan Safran Foer uses it as inspiration for Tree of Codes, and I wanted to better understand that connection. For readers who like the extreme ends of magical realism (some Kafka, some Borges, and some Marquez), this...more
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At the Same Time by Susan Sontag
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I have been hearing/reading for years that I should read Susan Sontag, so I finally got around to doing so. Unfortunately, her work was not what I had hoped. She's clearly writing on important issues, as these essays center around the idea of freedom...more
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The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
The Good Lord Bird
by James McBride (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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I have to admit that I wasn't enthusiastic about reading this novel, but it won the National Book Award, so I knew I needed to give it a chance. The ending was strong, and I enjoyed it more than the rest of the novel, mainly because the main characte...more
Kevin Brown rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit
The Faraway Nearby
by Rebecca Solnit
read in August, 2014
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This book is a great example of a memoir that lets itself loose a bit (or a good deal). It is supposedly about Solnit's dealing the decline of her mother, whom she did not get along with well for most of her life. However, she explores a variety of i...more
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Nothing Gold Can Stay by Ron Rash
Nothing Gold Can Stay
by Ron Rash
read in August, 2014
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Like any collection of stories by Ron Rash, this is a solid collection of stories. There are a few that are clearly weaker than the others, one of which ("Those Who Are Dead Are Only Now Forgiven") didn't work for me at all. However, even his stories...more
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The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
The Luminaries
by Eleanor Catton
read in August, 2014
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This is definitely the best novel I've read this year. Catton does an excellent job managing numerous characters (around 20 or so) and the various ways their lives intersect. It is partly a mystery, in that there are actions that occur at the beginni...more
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Tenth of December by George Saunders
Tenth of December
by George Saunders
read in July, 2014
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Saunders's collection, especially the first half, remind me of David Foster Wallace's short fiction. In both cases, for whatever reason, those stories don't work for me. I can see what each author is doing, and I can appreciate the skill that goes in...more
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