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Assassination Vacation
3.99
In every creative writing program, an insanely big deal is made of Voice—discovering a Voice, having a Voice, having a unique Voice, maintaining your ...more
May 04, 2005
Mar 12, 2008
 
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
3.35
We have a family friend who smuggled cameras into Soviet Russia. He was a mathemetician or engineer at MIT at the time, something like that, and he an ...more
Jun 2005
Mar 12, 2008
 
The Evil B.B. Chow and Other Stories
3.63
Should Steve Almond bother you? Should you find it condescending that he’s got a reading comprehension test on his website? Should you get the icks fr ...more
Jun 07, 2005
Mar 12, 2008
 
Reading Comics
3.66
Pitched as a primer on comics, but doesn't follow through.

Reading Comics suffers from the same insularity-of-subject that the author himself identifie
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Aug 17, 2008
Jul 12, 2008
 
My Noiseless Entourage
3.93
To describe Charles Simic as a master of suspense would be misleading, given the cliché refers to a genre rather than a technique available to all wri ...more
Apr 26, 2005
Mar 06, 2008
 
Men and Cartoons: Stories
3.44
In Jonathan Lethem’s home of Brooklyn, New York, on 5th Avenue, there lives a reassuringly odd, tough-looking store called Brooklyn Superhero Supply. ...more
Apr 09, 2005
Mar 06, 2008
 
Power Ballads
4.03
Power Ballads gets two stars because I'm a self-loathing member of the American M.F.A. community. I've stopped abiding some of our stranger beliefs, l ...more
Jul 2011
Aug 03, 2011
 
Snow
3.51
I finally gave up with about 100 pages left. (I don't think I've read that much of a book I wasn't enjoying.) I'm willing to cut writers some slack wh ...more
Sep 23, 2011
Mar 06, 2008
 
The Thelonious Monk Reader
3.80
Great book for anyone studying Monk. Not one to read casually, though, as it repeats lots of stories and information--it's an anthology of writing abo ...more
Feb 08, 2009
Jan 05, 2009
 
Too Cool to Be Forgotten
3.63
I'm still getting blown away by the well-reviewed batch of new graphic novels. Thus all I can say with any coherence is that Too Cool to Be Forgotten ...more
Aug 03, 2008
Jul 30, 2008
 
Waiting For The Dark, Waiting For The Light
3.65
Takes me back
Apr 2001
Mar 06, 2008
 
A Crowded Heart
3.26
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Mar 06, 2008
 
Lyrical and Critical Essays
4.24
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Mar 06, 2008
 
The Design of Everyday Things
4.14
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Mar 06, 2008
 
The Three-Arched Bridge
3.92
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Mar 2011
Mar 06, 2008
 
Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind the Myths
3.72
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Mar 06, 2008
 
The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book
4.65
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Mar 06, 2008
 
Calvin and Hobbes: It's a Magical World
4.75
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Mar 06, 2008
 
Selected Philosophical Writings
3.72
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Mar 06, 2008
 
The Complete Poems of D. H. Lawrence
3.99
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Mar 06, 2008
 
Of Mice and Men
3.79
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Mar 06, 2008
 
The Non-designer's Design Book: Design and Typographic Principles for the Visual Novice
3.97
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Mar 06, 2008
 
Complete Prose
4.22
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Mar 06, 2008
 
Handbook of Poetic Forms
4.16
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Mar 06, 2008
 
The Old Man and the Sea
3.64
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Mar 06, 2008
 
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
4.06
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Mar 06, 2008
 
The Best American Short Stories of the Century
4.12
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Mar 06, 2008
 
Girlfriend in a Coma
3.60
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Aug 03, 2011
 
Ball Four
3.99
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Aug 31, 2011
 
Second Treatise of Government
3.74
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Mar 06, 2008
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