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""Some Hope" was great. I assume I'll get to Mother's Milk sometime in 2022." Mar 23, 2017 07:56AM

 

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My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
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Beautifully written, emotional yet oblique, it's a quiet masterpiece (like "Olive Kitteridge" one of my favs). If I had any criticism at all it would simply be that the novel is so fragmentary, discursive, and emotionally resonant as to nearly resemb ...more
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Innocents and Others by Dana Spiotta
Innocents and Others
by Dana Spiotta (Goodreads Author)
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This book was beautifully written, but so jagged, and requiring such patience to cohere that I never really caught the rhythm, like a boat trip where you can never quite get steady. It was still a lovely experience, just not 100% comfortable.

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All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg
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The Mothers by Brit Bennett
The Mothers
by Brit Bennett (Goodreads Author)
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While of course I would never suggest anyone judge a book by its cover, with The Mothers you kind of have to admit it has a pretty awesome cover. And good news: the book within more than matches the outside awesomeness.

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Martin is on page 437 of 680 of The Patrick Melrose Novels: "Some Hope" was great. I assume I'll get to Mother's Milk sometime in 2022.
The Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn
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The Family Fang by Kevin    Wilson
The Family Fang
by Kevin Wilson (Goodreads Author)
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While I'm not sure I could put my finger on any one joke or hilarious line from this novel if you were tickle-torturing me to reveal the truth, I very much enjoyed this comedic look at a nutty family of artists. Will I remember much about it in a few ...more
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Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Dark Matter
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A fun mind-bendy thriller with an interesting idea or two to think about (providing you don't think too hard). It was much easier for me to get on board with the hilarious insanity of the premise than it was to get on board with the writing, which oc ...more
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I Love Dick by Chris Kraus
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"I Love Dick" is an ART book, by which I mean it's long on ideas, theories, quotes, and rumination but short on plot (none) and characters (precious few). It takes some getting used to, and takes the right mood -- especially for a pretty pedestrian f ...more
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Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Sing, Unburied, Sing
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