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Letters to Wendy's
4.15
this ... is kind of amazing. two excerpts:

July 4, 1996
I wonder what "beauty" really is. I know that the little girl, Wendy, who is pictured on your cu...more
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Jan 12, 2009
 
Talk of the Devil: Encounters with Seven Dictators
3.63
thanks, brad.
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Jan 19, 2009
 
The Season of Passage
4.11
this was my favorite book when I was in middle school and early high school. I used to fucking love christopher pike. I have a feeling he's responsibl...more
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Jul 26, 2007
 
The Winter of Our Discontent
3.97
What an unexpectedly strange and compelling narrator (sometime narrator, that is: at the beginning of parts one and two, the book is in the third-pers...more
Jul 15, 2010
Jul 11, 2010
 
If This Is a Man / The Truce
4.53
"It grieves me now that I have forgotten his plain, outspoken words, the words of ex-sergeant Steinlauf of the Austro-Hungarian army, Iron Cross of th...more
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Dec 18, 2009
 
Awkward: A Detour
3.73
This sounds fantastic. I'm marking it as a favorite book even though I haven't read it yet.
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Nov 13, 2009
 
Poetic Closure: A Study of How Poems End
4.13
Recommended by Wayne Booth, whose opinion I trust.
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Jan 24, 2009
 
The Gormenghast Novels (Gormenghast, #1-3)
3.98
Have any of you read these?
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Feb 22, 2010
 
The Fairy Rebel
4.04
after stephen cosgrove's "serendipity," this was my favorite book growing up. I used to check it out of the library over and over again. I recently re...more
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Nov 10, 2008
 
Edgar Huntly or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker
3.14
Ooh, this looks great!
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Aug 15, 2010
 
Mythologies
4.12
my goodreads "categories" are, in certain ways, their own myths; but I make (& populate) them just the same--for organization's sake, but I remain...more
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Jul 26, 2007
 
Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History
3.64
Disappointingly boring. A few interesting historical observations but mostly tepid prose and superficial analysis. Maybe his other book is better.
Jun 27, 2010
Jul 20, 2009
 
The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches
3.90
the most evasively interesting book I've ever read, horrifying and fascinating, impossible to think about it too much or too often.
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Jul 26, 2007
 
The Periodic Table
4.19
I loved this. I'm too lazy to elaborate, but this was my first primo levi book and I think he's amazing.
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Sep 24, 2008
 
Enfance
3.68
eerie/reassuring to find someone who has your exact thoughts in much the same language.
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Jan 10, 2009
 
The Claim of Reason
4.18
my obsession with inside/outside might be leaving me soon...
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Jul 25, 2007
 
The Rise of Silas Lapham (Penguin Classics)
3.37
"Tea-table gentility" or no, I found this book quite engaging.
Oct 22, 2010
Aug 15, 2010
 
The Gatekeeper: A Memoir
3.90
I loved this. very smart and interesting.
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Aug 29, 2008
 
Then Again
3.36
I love Diane Keaton and can't wait to read this!
Dec 2011
Oct 20, 2011
 
Roland Barthes
4.09
I loved this.
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Sep 01, 2008
 
Crime Novels : American Noir of the 1950s (Library of America #95)
4.36
I love this book!
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Jul 25, 2007
 
Harlem Shadows: The Poems of Claude McKay (1922)
4.19
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Oct 05, 2010
 
Visions of Gerard
3.68
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Dec 29, 2008
 
Book of Dreams
3.38
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Dec 29, 2008
 
Lies My Teacher Told Me
3.94
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Jul 18, 2008
 
The Namesake
3.92
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Jul 18, 2008
 
Three Famous Short Novels: Spotted Horses / Old Man / The Bear
3.90
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Nov 24, 2011
 
Mumbo Jumbo
3.80
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Dec 08, 2010
Dec 08, 2010
 
The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World
3.92
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Feb 17, 2011
 
The Uses of Literature
4.09
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Sep 03, 2007
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