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Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch
**spoiler alert** I took an entire course in college on Don Quixote (believe it or not), so I feel that I can knowledgeably concur that this character...more
Feb 2008
Feb 17, 2008
The People of Paper
Apparently I've been out of the English Lit. scene for awhile. Did you know that kids nowadays call postmodernism Po-Mo? Me either.

I actually can't th...more
Sep 2008
Sep 27, 2008
Then We Came to the End
Ugh. 147 pages in and I'm still bored. Stopping now.
not set
Feb 20, 2009
Eat, Pray, Love
Dr. Greg: How are you enjoying Eat Pray Love?
Me: I'm liking it so far...
Dr. Greg: You and every woman I know. I have a friend who has read it three ti...more
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Jan 05, 2008
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
Ridiculously funny...
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Jul 07, 2009
Sputnik Sweetheart
Murakami writes with a simple prose that has yet to grow on me. Perhaps this is the effect of translation?

In this story he deals, as he does in Norweg...more
Dec 09, 2007
Dec 04, 2007
The Road
McCarthy describes the destructed landscape in a subtle way that I found interesting. Kinda like Bronte in Jane Eyre but in a much less boring and ted...more
Jun 2007
Jun 19, 2007
What a creepy, creepy man. An interesting narrative psychologically, and in that way it's a bit like reading In Cold Blood. I love how Humbert is alwa...more
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Nov 21, 2007
The City of Falling Angels
If you are at all curious about Italians and their culture/habits (especially Venetians) this non-ficiton piece is awesome. This story pretty much fel...more
Oct 2006
Mar 13, 2007
What is the What
This will give you a different perspective on life my friends. True story of the Lost Boys of Sudan forced to flee their war-torn villages. Those who...more
Dec 12, 2007
Dec 09, 2007
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years, #1)
Way more detail than I'd ever thought I wanted about the cast and crew of Wizard of Oz. The musical is beautiful but leaves out 75% of the detail Magu...more
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Mar 13, 2007
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Nonfiction at its best in my opinion. Here Pollan really dismantles our food, what's in it, and the various (ridiculous and often disgusting) processe...more
Apr 2008
Apr 30, 2008
The Namesake
I love her portrayal of biculturalism and what it's like to assimilate into American society. She also describes the clash between first generation pa...more
Jan 2006
Mar 10, 2007
The Bell Jar
A rather sad portrayal of the self-directed chaos in a young girl's mind. Not unlike Maria in Play It As It Lays.
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Mar 13, 2007
Half in Love: Stories
Ranch Girl is very very good. But for the most part I just can't get into short stories. To Sam: Most of these shorts take place in and around Montana...more
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Dec 09, 2007
Little Children
A case in which I enjoyed the movie more than I did the book. This doesn't happen very often so maybe you should see if you agree. I picked it up actu...more
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Mar 13, 2007
Norwegian Wood
Though incredibly sad and winding I couldn't put this story down. I read it in about 5 days. Now I understand why people who have read Murakami read a...more
Jun 2007
Jun 24, 2007
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
From the perspective of an austistic savant teenager. If you're looking for a unique protagonist here you are.
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Mar 13, 2007
In Cold Blood
Who isn't fascinated by the criminal mind (or the mind of the sane man who wants to be the criminals friend)?
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Mar 13, 2007
The Emperor's Children
The trials and the tribulations of those from upper west side Manhattan. If you're interested.
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Nov 16, 2007
Thanks to the bookclub this book gets three stars instead of one. : )
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Mar 13, 2007
Interpreter of Maladies
I don't usually like short stories but I think Lahiri's are beyond good.
Oct 2005
Mar 10, 2007
River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze
Read this while riding trains around China. Awesome.
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May 31, 2009
The Abstinence Teacher
Not as smart as Little Children -- but good.
Oct 2008
Oct 26, 2008
Very good. A bit dark.
Aug 2008
Sep 27, 2008
The Kite Runner
Sep 2006
Mar 13, 2007
The Final Solution
So fun!
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Oct 17, 2007
Water for Elephants
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Aug 19, 2010
The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1)
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Aug 19, 2010
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Sep 10, 2007
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