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Nabokov's Quartet by Vladimir Nabokov
"Like most Nabokov, you can flip to any random page and find a gem of a sentence, but there's a reason I've never seen these stories elsewhere. "
Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera
"Sometimes, I hate borrowing a book.

This book demands to be marked up and noted in all the ways, so a borrower is left with two choices:

A) FOH. Just mark that thang. Screw that kind, book-lending sadsack chump of a friend o' yours. You're clearly..." Read more of this review »
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Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario
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If I had an Iron Man suit, I’d like to hand out copies of Enrique’s Journey at a Donald Trump rally. Not because it has the answers. If anything, it leaves you with more questions. But because it seems impossible to me to read it and not don an empat ...more
Steve and 3 other people liked Chris's review of Night at the Fiestas:
Night at the Fiestas by Kirstin Valdez Quade
"Damn. Damndamndamn. That's one helluva book.

Like the best, Quade introduces to us characters we have never seen or imagined but who seem immediately real in their stifled yearnings and smothered longings. Nearly all of the stories here manage to..." Read more of this review »
Night at the Fiestas by Kirstin Valdez Quade
" I believe my last comment on one of your reviews was "solid closer." I'm going to keep rolling with that one. "
The Best American Short Stories 2011 by Geraldine Brooks
"Making my way through this one. So far, on a scale from (1) "Wish I had those 15-30 minutes back" to (5) "Read, Reread, Repeat":

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George Saunders "Escape from Spiderhead" 4.5
Saunders now; Saunders forever.

Bret Anthony Johnston "..." Read more of this review »
The Best American Short Stories 2011 by Geraldine Brooks
" Looks like the scale runs from 5 stars to "meh." I like that measure better anyway. "
Steve made a comment on Chris’s review of Redeployment
Redeployment by Phil Klay
" Great first line. Loved it when you said it on the phone earlier this week, still love it in the review. "
The Making of Zombie Wars by Aleksandar Hemon
" "I read this too fast to see all the pieces clicking together but not so fast as to not hear them clicking around me." Solid. "
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The Big Short by Michael Lewis
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This book is effectively the sequel to Liar’s Poker and, like its predecessor, is outstanding. Lewis picks up the story from the ‘humble’ beginnings of mortgage bonds and catalogs their path to undecipherable and over-trusted money bombs. Not only is ...more
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