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The Flounder by Günter Grass
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Aug 10, 2010

really liked it
Read from August 10, 2010 to March 06, 2012

this book is kicking my ass ... a herculean effort required to finish it. there are, however, brilliant passages peppered in the dense stew that I really really love. Whenever I get to one, it's a giant relief.

So ask yourself, do you like books that offer occasional relief? Do you like interminable slogs through someone's intellectual workouts? Do you like falling asleep on the train and missing your stop?
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James Well, Pete, you'd better avoid Gravity's Rainbow, The Man Without Qualities, Remembrance of Things Past, THe Tin Drum (come to think of it), and . . . well, most every book I love. Oh, and Ulysses, stay away from that one.

Pete F*ck Ulysses.

I can only take a book like this every once in a while.

James What prompted you to take on this behemoth, by the by?

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