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A Fraction of the Whole
Holy... just holy, holy, holy. A Fraction of the Whole starts good, stays good for five hundred pages and three continents, is laugh-out-loud funny th ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 09, 2008
Second read, October 2010. Stand by everything. This might be my favorite book.


Surprisingly funny, wholly engaging, and deserving of its lofty
not set
May 27, 2008
The Good Fairies of New York
Don't judge a book by it's cover. Although I usually do and it's worked out before with random finds that turn out to be amazing, not so in this insta ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 19, 2007
All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1)
Painfully beautiful. The signature McCarthy horror and violence but it's (most of the time) quieter than in Blood Meridian, and surely by know you kno ...more
Apr 02, 2010
Jun 23, 2009
Cities of the Plain (The Border Trilogy, #3)
When you’re a kid you have these notions about how things are goin to be, Billy said. You get a little older and you pull back some on that. I think y ...more
Apr 14, 2010
Jun 23, 2009
The Extra Man
When I moved to New York, fresh from college, double liberal arts degrees in hand and looking for work in book publishing, I ordered a subscription (T ...more
Mar 02, 2010
Feb 18, 2010
This book gets under your skin; it rips your lungs out; it is at times heartstoppingly beautiful and at others heartstoppingly terrifying; and it defi ...more
Feb 2009
Dec 04, 2008
The Road
I read this book in one go while stuck at the airport trying to get to my parents for Thanksgiving. It was an intense way to read an already intense b ...more
Nov 2006
Apr 15, 2007
Jane Eyre
Jane is chill I suppose but WTF was up with those dudes, Mr. Rochester is THE WORST (Jane, OK Jane, leave. Jane! Where are you going Jane! Stay! Jane, ...more
Aug 16, 2012
Mar 03, 2011
The Children's Hospital
Finally finished this epic on Sunday night. The sheer size of the book itself -- and the fact that it's a beautiful product and I didn't want to mess ...more
Apr 2007
Apr 14, 2007
Out Stealing Horses
Out Stealing Horses (translated from the Norwegian) is the story of Trond, who has gone to the woods in the twilight of his life with only a dog for c ...more
Aug 2008
Jun 05, 2008
The Master and Margarita
10/09, 2nd reading: This book is hilarious, and fantastic, and wickedly sharp, and I stand by the convoluted review from two years ago. I do agree wit ...more
Oct 14, 2009
Aug 14, 2007
Oh, Will. You will stay with me for a long time.

Our eponymous protagonist, William Heller, steps onto an uptown B train one November 11 morning to beg
Jun 05, 2009
May 07, 2009
Super Spy
First, Kindt's artwork is stunning and Super Spy would be worth reading for the art alone. Luckily, the story is intriguing and told masterfully. I ne ...more
Jan 05, 2013
Mar 12, 2008
Lush Life
Oh man, I've been waiting to read this since it was released last year. Price at his best and a must-read for anyone with any kind of relationship to ...more
Mar 25, 2009
Apr 15, 2008
I don't care if it makes me pretentious, I love this book.

I started reading it while I was still living in Dublin. That summer the library in Dublin h
Aug 2005
Mar 24, 2007
Third read for book club, Jugs & Capes, April 2011


Re-read update 09/2008:

Released in serial form in 1986, Watchmen grapp
Mar 2006
Sep 24, 2007
Then We Came to the End
This novel, a story of an Chicago advertising agency that is aggressively downsizing and the group of people who work there, is original, very funny, ...more
Oct 2007
Aug 16, 2007
David Boring
Worth a read, but I don't recommend reading it on the bus back to New York from Boston where the sororityish girl next to you can read over your shoul ...more
May 26, 2008
May 27, 2008
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return (Persepolis, #3-4)
I read this over a couple of days last week. It's excellent. Read both.

I was reading it at lunch at this little square with a ton of benches on 8th Av
Mar 2007
Mar 26, 2007
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
You probably know the basic deal by now: detective story (old school style, we have the body and the inspector in the first scene) set in Sitka, a ter ...more
Oct 2008
May 17, 2007
Safe Area Goražde: The War in Eastern Bosnia, 1992-1995
More accurately 3.7 stars. So I changed it to four. But not quite four. 7/10.

So, my recent graphic narrative reads have sort of jumped to either end o
Apr 2008
Dec 09, 2007
White Is for Witching
The daughters of the Silver family are cursed with a hunger for things that do not nourish. The Silver girls absently smear their mouths with handfuls ...more
Oct 20, 2009
Jun 18, 2009
Samedi the Deafness
Every review of this book calls it part-something, part-something-else: Kafka/Ian Fleming, Kafka/Hitchcock, Carroll/Lynch, thriller/romance. It's true ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 03, 2007
The World Without Us
In The World Without Us, Alan Weisman sets out to answer the question: What would the earth look like if every last human being suddenly disappeared? ...more
Jan 14, 2009
Nov 30, 2007
Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays
This was my first DFWallace and I will read more. He is a really smart dude. I'm kind of grossed out by lobsters right now but I think their delicious ...more
May 31, 2008
May 07, 2008
A beautiful portrait of life in New York -- yes, after 9/11, but this book is not about 9/11. Our narrator, Hans, is not-quite-Nick-Carroway, relates ...more
Sep 2008
Jun 19, 2008
A Wild Sheep Chase (The Rat, #3)
I think most accurately 3.5 stars.

Exactly what it purports to be: a wild sheep chase. Our protagonist sets out to a far corner of Japan in search of a
Aug 03, 2010
Jul 22, 2010
Ex Machina, Vol. 1: The First Hundred Days (Ex Machina, #1)
Like many stories before it, Ex Machina is set in an alternate New York. In this New York, the mayor, Mitchcell Hundred, has the power to control mach ...more
Mar 2008
Mar 24, 2008
What else can be said about a book like Lolita? This is a deliberately American love story. Sure, it's about a pedophile, but it's not about pedophili ...more
Sep 2008
Jun 11, 2008
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