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The Periodic Table by Primo Levi
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Mar 04, 08

bookshelves: nonfiction
Read in March, 2008

You know how you read a sentence and copy it down because it's so good? In this book, I'd find a sentence, and go to copy it and realize it relied on the one before it, which relied on the one before that for its complete meaning. So I'd copy down whole paragraphs, whole pages, because Primo writes in integrated, seamless blocks of meaning. Which is enviable.

Other than that, I want to give Primo a big kiss, buy him a beer, and ride bikes with him in Italy.
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Karen Rachel You have me convinced that I must read it. Karen

Emily precisely, precisely, precisely!

Barry great review!

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Lisa Johnsson That was sweet!

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Jon Jacobson Has anyone managed to buy this book through an eReader? It doesn't appear to be available through Kobo.

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