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message 1: by Jessica (new)

Jessica great review Ben.

message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

Woah. You gotta read his memoir because of your observation about his sense of and appreciation for detail.

It's so good.

message 3: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Ohhhh, I'm so sleepy. I just read that as:
"because of your OBSESSION about his sense..."

And I was like, "DAYUM"

message 4: by Ben (new)

Ben Thank you Jessica and Montambo! I'm definitely going to check out that memoir, Mo -- looks great.

message 5: by Jessica (new)

Jessica yes, Ben, I even shared it with a book-reviewing friend who's not yet joined gr...he's hard to please, as a teacher and person, and here's what he wrote:
"A very good review. Felt and human."

message 6: by Brad (new)

Brad What are you talking about, Ben? You're awful with them ;)

message 7: by Ben (new)

Ben Your inner teacher is showing, Brad. : )

message 8: by Gary (new)

Gary I guess i am a detail person.... I love updike. i love all the details that he goes into. for me, that's truly what makes him great.

message 9: by Mad Dog (new)

Mad Dog Cool review. Ben articulates things about himself and the book that I haven't been able to articulate. Details are a problem of mine, too. I like it when reviewers inject themselves into the reviews as reviews are personal. I am not surprised to see Ben list Revolutionary Road as one of his faves, as Yates covers similar themes (as Rabbit, Run) but is more direct.

message 10: by Ben (new)

Ben Thanks, Dan! Much appreciated. Speaking of Yates, I see you gave The Easter Parade 5 stars. I'm going to have to bump that up on my "to read" list. Cheers.

message 11: by N. (last edited Jul 15, 2012 05:14AM) (new)

N. Thanks for your review Ben. I'm also the kind of reader you describe, more on the "abstract" side. I think it's no wonder that some of your favourite writers are Dostoevsky and Woolf, whom I'd say are both quite vague on physical details and very sharp on psychological ones.

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