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The Possessed: Adventures With Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
There are flashes of charm in this book, counterbalanced by some very tedious patches indeed. Elif Batuman is apparently well-connected enough to have ...more
Mar 06, 2011
Dec 11, 2010
The Fault in Our Stars
Hmmm. A Young Adult book. About Teens with Terminal Cancer.

This is not the kind of book I would normally buy. But I did, and I read it (in a couple of
Feb 23, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
The Picador Book Of Contemporary Irish Fiction
Just the cover alone of my edition is worth the price of admission, as it features Eve Arnold's photo of Marilyn reading "Ulysses":


So. How to
Apr 12, 2009
Mar 17, 2009
Distrust That Particular Flavor
I think very highly of William Gibson. I've been vastly entertained by three of his novels and can't wait to get my hands on more of his fiction. But ...more
Feb 22, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
The Pritchett Century: A Selection of the Best by V. S. Pritchett
I bought this book from Amazon, which was a mistake. If I had had the opportunity to inspect it physically, I would have rejected it out of hand. Noth ...more
not set
Oct 16, 2008
Peeling the Onion
Jul 29, 2012
Aug 19, 2009
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