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Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. by Sam Wasson
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great title, great promise, & just downhill from there. I never thought about Breakfast at Tiffany's (the movie) as the huge turning point it was in the context of its time in terms of cinematic attitudes toward sex, women & the changes in so ...more
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The Bone People by Keri Hulme
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Suspended Sentences by Patrick Modiano
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disappointing. three novellas that do essentially the same thing less & less effectively. packaging together these previously separate works was a bad move, presenting Modiano as painfully one-dimensional. at first I was alert & interested; t ...more
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Cat and Mouse by Günter Grass
Cat and Mouse
by Günter Grass
read in January, 2015
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what a unique experience this strange book was! my first experience of the author, it was recommended to me over the more famous and daunting Tin Drum. much smaller, a very quick read, & quite evocative of youth slipping away in a small German to ...more
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New York Burning by Jill Lepore
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This is one of the most amazing books I've come across in recent memory. Lepore has long been one of my favorite staff writers for the New Yorker; this is the first book of hers I've read & thus my first real encounter with the full scope of her ...more
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Pops by Terry Teachout
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finally, the biography Armstrong always deserved. tho it is painful to think of all the ways the great man suffered, most of all the awful ingrained & institutionalized racism in this country that shaped his personality as a poor street kid in Ne ...more
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Skylark by Dezső Kosztolányi
Skylark
by Dezső Kosztolányi
read in December, 2014
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