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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 Deception
I ordered this thinking it was a collection of poetry, but apparently Born's poetry hasn't been translated into English. So I decided to read the nove...more
Jan 31, 2014
Jan 30, 2014
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
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
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