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Gould's Book of Fish by Richard Flanagan
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Jun 18, 07

Reviews for this book have called it the first great book of the twenty-first century, and when you get through it, it's hard to disagree. Flanagan is a writer of Nabokovian proportions -- he owns the language in a way that few, if any, living writers do. The soul of the thing is incredible, as is its potent mixture of beauty and brutality. It's at once confounding and totally appropriate that this was written by a former butcher.
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