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Doctor Faustus
I didn't finish, but I need to move this off my main page. I made it not quite halfway before crying "Mann hath defeated me!" I love Magic Mountain an ...more
Apr 02, 2013
Mar 19, 2013
The Weight of Oranges / Miners Pond / Skin Divers: Poems
I read more than half of this before giving up, at least for the time being. When Michaels is good, as with a monologue like "Ice House," she is very ...more
Dec 16, 2014
Dec 14, 2014
Poems 1962-2012
I haven't finished this book and probably never will. I wanted to reread her early books--which I had found good in the '70s and '80s--and at least tr ...more
Sep 16, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
Selected Poems
I bought this to sort of dip into Levine again after a long break, but about halfway through it, I gave up. Some of the early formal poems are quite s ...more
Jan 08, 2015
Jan 01, 2015
Bless Me, Ultima
I understand why this is considered a classic of its type: I like the incorporation of Spanish, the setting, and the vividness of the characters, but ...more
Mar 12, 2013
Mar 01, 2013
Beatrice and Virgil
I didn't actually finish this: I gave up about midway through. It just wasn't keeping me interested enough, and I started dreading when the text becam ...more
Nov 28, 2012
Nov 24, 2012
Green Henry
I didn't finish this one. It's not awful by any means, but after almost 450 pages of it I just couldn't make myself care anymore. Too much internaliza ...more
Jul 11, 2012
Jul 03, 2012
Things in the Night
I read about a third of this, and I'm abandoning it (for the time being?) It's nimbly written and sometimes funny, but it seems rather aimless and plo ...more
Jul 14, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
I got about halfway with this before I decided it was wasting my time. The writing is strong, the translation is fluid, but I simply don't care about ...more
Jan 04, 2013
Jan 01, 2013
Jakob von Gunten
I didn't finish the book, but there doesn't seem to be an "abandoned" category. I'm not quite half way through this short novel, and I just can't thin ...more
Nov 04, 2009
Oct 06, 2009
Stalky & Co.
I read about a third of this book--more a collection of stories than a novel--before giving up. Not bad, not great. Not all that appealing to me at th ...more
Mar 24, 2015
Feb 24, 2015
The Veiled Suite: The Collected Poems
For the time being, I'm abandoning this. I've read all but the last two collections, but am just not enjoying most of it. I came at it primarily not e ...more
Mar 10, 2010
Feb 20, 2010
Stargorod: A Novel in Many Voices
I quit a little more than halfway through. Fairly entertaining, interesting sidelights of life in the very late years of the Soviet Union; but after a ...more
Apr 02, 2014
Nov 23, 2013
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
I didn't finish. I quit. Tired of endless discussions of food and dress; tired of endlessly unnecessary cruelty.
Apr 02, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
Don Quijote de la Mancha
No he leído todo el libro, solo unas partes. Mas tarde quiza voy a leer mas, pero ahora, no.
Sep 17, 2014
Oct 19, 2013
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