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The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
The Secret Life of Bees
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The story of relationships between women challenged with life difficulties, Kidd writes with a strong narrative voice which flows throughout the book. The protagonist is strong- willed yet broken girl; a product of an abusive relationship with her fa ...more
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As She Climbed across the Table by Jonathan Lethem
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Overall this book was quick and easy to read. Lethem inserts some humor in his own style, but the protoganists aren't well developed, nor are they fully believable. The ending is predictable and leaves the reader somewhat dissatisfied. Lethem tackles ...more
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The Luzhin Defense by Vladimir Nabokov
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Words are like play-doh under Nabokov's pen. His ability to dive deep into a character's mind is unsurpassed. Although this book does not match the masterpiece Lolita, I found The Defense to be an enjoyable and moving read. Nabokov takes us into the ...more
The Luzhin Defense by Vladimir Nabokov
"My messy Amazon review circa 12/2001:

" .. that place where parallel lines go out of their mind and intersect."

This is my favorite work by Nabokov - I first encountered this in a course entitled "The Irrational in Russian Literature." To see how ex..." Read more of this review »
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The Luzhin Defense by Vladimir Nabokov
"I love this novel as I love all of Nabokov's novels. But it is somewhere in the middle of my own Nabokovian hierarchy, below the Ada-Lolita-Pale Fire triumverate, but above the weaker vassels* like Mary & The Enchanter. I know many people who..." Read more of this review »
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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
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