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The Great Gatsby
After six years of these heated and polarized debates, I'm deleting the reviews that sparked them. Thanks for sharing your frustrations, joys, and ins ...more
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Jul 31, 2007
Burger's Daughter
this book is incredibly dense, but beautifully written, once you adapt to gordimer's style, which she forces you to do with her brutal talent.

it's a
Apr 15, 2008
Mar 31, 2008
The Lost Lunar Baedeker: Poems of Mina Loy
i think i'm in love.
not set
Nov 16, 2007
Waiting for the Barbarians
edit: if you haven't read this book twice, you should.

there are too many things to be said about this novel for me to do it in this square, which is
not set
Jan 22, 2008
Beloved (Toni Morrison Trilogy, #1)
oh my god.

i know there's a camp for both loving and hating toni morrison. from the beginning of this review, i am not going to subscribe to either of
Oct 2007
Oct 18, 2007
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
I know I'm a few years late on this train, but for what it is, this book is good. Ideally, I'd give it 3.5 stars, because I part of me feels like it's ...more
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Mar 31, 2011
The Lover's Dictionary
This book was okay. Relatable, but not very compelling. Good idea, though.
Jan 30, 2012
Jan 21, 2012
Eat the Document
I adore this novel. I am still riding the immediate post-read high, but the consistent return to the question of being or going "underground" is treat ...more
Jun 27, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
Tree of Codes
I read a very good review of this book, that I will mimic here:

"I mainly give Tree of Codes this middle of the road rating, not as a testament to the
Jan 19, 2012
Jan 08, 2012
Written on the Body
Immediate musings after finishing:
I'm waffling between a three and a four on this book. And maybe, as predicted, it is in fact the cliches that are g
Feb 12, 2014
Jun 27, 2007
Memories of My Melancholy Whores
it will take another read, but i thoroughly enjoyed this book, despite how creepy that might make me.

with delgadina, garcia marquez does what i begge
not set
Nov 19, 2007
Geek Love
Honestly, it may be because I turned the last page only a day ago, but I am overwhelmed (in that true book-sense, I haven't been able to shake it) by ...more
Nov 26, 2008
Jun 29, 2007
The Book Of Other People

edit: Review written for book club project as "suggested summer reading," but I can't muster the time for a more in depth review at current.

Oct 26, 2008
Dec 26, 2007
Eating Animals
"Can the imagined gaze of future generations shame us, in Kafka's sense of the word, into remembering?" (251) Into choosing compassion over convenienc ...more
Oct 10, 2013
May 16, 2011
I had the pleasure of reading a pristine first edition copy of this book, and I found it strangely and unexpectedly compelling. Perhaps because of my ...more
May 22, 2015
May 22, 2015
michael ondaajte is a wordsmith. there are many, many beautiful phrases and scenes as a novel, but I feel like the whole effect was lost on me.

I can
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Apr 12, 2008
Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern
so it's probably a bad thing that i am halfway through this novel and have absolutely no desire to finish it. naturally, i will, because i have a bit ...more
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Jun 27, 2007
House of Incest
This one is painful--in a multitude of ways. In some parts painful on account of its beauty, in others because of its inaccessibility. I want to give ...more
May 10, 2012
Apr 08, 2010
this book was difficult for me to get through, and unfortunately i've boiled it down to one very shallow symptom: i am not a fan of the japanese aesth ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 11, 2007
Gone with the Wind
i was in sixth grade, and it was worth 60 accelerated reader points. i wouldn't recommend it to anyone, unless you are my double, have a hyperactive i ...more
Jan 1996
Jun 27, 2007
My Sister Chaos
My god, does this book need a proper review. Coming soon.

For now: shelved as ecstasy.
Nov 11, 2011
Nov 10, 2011
Beautiful, conceptually stimulating.
Aug 14, 2015
Aug 19, 2015
Two or Three Things I Know for Sure
So close to home.
May 08, 2013
May 09, 2013
Melville's Short Novels: Authoritative Texts, Contexts, Criticism
despite the fact i have been heartily assured of how "queer and fabulous" melville is, and despite sedgewick's infamous article about billy budd, i st ...more
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Oct 11, 2007
A Confederacy of Dunces
If there were a 3.5 option, somewhere between "liked" and "really liked," that is what I'd actually rate this novel.
Feb 04, 2014
Jan 14, 2014
Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania
this memoir is phenomenally constructed, and no other work of this genre has ever made me feel so involved in the story. berhman's life reads like fic ...more
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Jun 27, 2007
Pedro Páramo
they won't stay dead!

if you are interested in finding the logic in things, all things, then you shouldn't be reading magical realism and you should de
Oct 2007
Oct 11, 2007
White Noise
very good typical post-modern novel. delillo has a really enchanting prose style, especially if you're partial to lyricism and compulsive listing/deta ...more
Oct 2007
Sep 17, 2007
Selected Poems
okay, so i see the value in t.s. eliot. but i enjoy him more as a critic, and i just can't get into his poetry. even without the academic egg-hunt, it ...more
not set
Sep 24, 2007
Skin: Talking about Sex, Class and Literature
“Understand me, I am one of those dangerous ones. I have never wanted to be rich. I have always wanted a great deal more. I have always wanted to rema ...more
Feb 22, 2015
Sep 20, 2013
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