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The Paris Wife
3.75
Paula McLain can flat out write. She has 'the stuff'. Did she channel 'Papa' is not a question worth considering because she tells a story that is uni...more
Sep 03, 2011
Jul 25, 2011
 
Travels with Charley: In Search of America
4.04
John Steinbeck is far from my favorite author or writer, but he is one of my favorite story tellers.

Knowing that I wrote more than one 'report' or se...more
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Dec 31, 2009
 
The Man With the Golden Arm
3.92
Algren at his gritty urban finest. The Polish immigrant backdrop of the story is classic 'big shoulders' writing that characterized most of Nelson Alg...more
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Aug 24, 2009
 
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
3.94
A revolutionary book. Topics included by McCullers in this book were brought together by a woman, and a young woman at that, for the first time in a w...more
Mar 05, 2011
Feb 20, 2011
 
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
3.40
The white whale and I have renewed our acquaintance. After 40 years of reading and re-reading this classic it bubbles to the top once more as an all t...more
Nov 16, 2012
Aug 23, 2008
 
Writers: Photographs
3.75
A new addition to the favorites shelf and relatively equally recent addition to my book collection. The cover photograph of Saul Bellow jumped out at...more
Aug 2009
Aug 02, 2009
 
The Prince and the Pauper
3.81
One of Twain's/Clemens most literate books and best stories. The story is timeless and reaches potentially across all of those barriers of class, back...more
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Aug 14, 2009
 
Seize the Day
3.55
I must add to one of my Bellow reviews that I have a built in bias in favor of Bellows works. Having met him and heard him speak a number of times and...more
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Nov 10, 2008
 
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
4.00
A short story as good as any written and certainly the equal if not better than any longer 'short story'.

Classic english language literature only has...more
Jan 1976
Aug 20, 2009
 
An American Tragedy
3.90
A work for the serious student of the development of the literary form and American Lit history. Dreiser can be difficult to read, though via example...more
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Jun 26, 2009
 
Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds
3.81
And you think your family has problems! Modern and new scholarship into the life of Emily Dickinson that certainly opens several windows into the work...more
May 30, 2014
May 12, 2014
 
My Name Is Asher Lev
4.17
This is the second copy of the book I purchased (and still have) and is the one I usually pick up when rereading this classic story. My first copy fro...more
Nov 1977
Sep 13, 2008
 
The Moon Is Down
3.84
Technically a re-read. But it has been decades and I hadn't rated this so I read again.

I've seen the work performed a number of times in one form or...more
May 26, 2012
May 22, 2012
 
On the Road
3.66
A seminal work in the historical arc of American Lit. even if it is hard to read for if no other reason than its stream of consciousness approach.

The...more
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Nov 10, 2008
 
Dangling Man
3.57
A to re-read entry as of mid August 2009.

Mar 04, 2012
Aug 14, 2009
 
Henderson the Rain King
3.79
One of my all time favorite books.
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Sep 13, 2008
 
The Caine Mutiny
4.18
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Aug 16, 2009
 
A Moveable Feast
4.03
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Sep 17, 2008
 
A Farewell to Arms
3.76
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Sep 17, 2008
 
The Old Man and the Sea
3.63
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Sep 17, 2008
 
The Short Stories
4.27
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Sep 17, 2008
 
Islands in the Stream
3.85
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Sep 17, 2008
 
For Whom the Bell Tolls
3.93
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Sep 18, 2008
 
Cannery Row
3.98
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Sep 18, 2008
 
The Pearl
3.33
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Sep 18, 2008
 
The Winter of Our Discontent
3.97
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Sep 18, 2008
 
You Can't Go Home Again
4.04
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Oct 06, 2008
 
The Cider House Rules
4.06
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Nov 04, 2008
 
White Noise
3.85
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Mar 11, 2012
Nov 04, 2008
 
Rabbit Is Rich (Rabbit Angstrom, #3)
3.87
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Nov 04, 2008
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