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Suspicious Minds by Ian Gold
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Resuscitation Of A Hanged Man by Denis Johnson
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You know what - pretty good. Part mystery caper, part Catholic angst, a little this, a little that, keeps moving. Good.

I think Roger Ebert would have liked this book.
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The Paper by Richard Kluger
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A Frolic of His Own by William Gaddis
A Frolic of His Own
by William Gaddis
read in May, 2015
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This is basically a replay of my review of Carpenter's Gothic... funny, good sensibility, but the style beats you down. I'm still giving three stars, Mr Gaddis was clearly talented, I'm glad Mr Gaddis existed, I'm just not sure I want to read any mor ...more
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The Bushwhacked Piano by Thomas McGuane
The Bushwhacked Piano
by Thomas McGuane
read in April, 2015
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Started out slow, reached a relatively tepid peak when Payne was at the Montana ranch, and wheezed from there out out. The dullard Wayne Codd was the most interesting character and that's not a compliment.

What can I say. Sorry.

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The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway
“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”
Ernest Hemingway
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Short Letter, Long Farewell by Peter Handke
Short Letter, Long Farewell
by Peter Handke
read in April, 2015
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Another book that doesn't quite live up to the synopsis on the back.

"air of generalized delirium": maybe a bit at the end
"inventive and exhilarating": eh
"totally unexpected Hollywood twist at the end": clank
"love letter to America": really?
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The Long Tomorrow by Leigh Brackett
The Long Tomorrow
by Leigh Brackett
read in April, 2015
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“If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.”
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Cleaver by Tim Parks
Cleaver
by Tim Parks
read in March, 2015
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The premise of this vaguely reminded me of my own three night trip to the Fortress of Solitude. So, there's that.

This never quite revved up for me. Not bad, not great. I was annoyed by all the German being said. I realize that may be a part of the po
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Ernest Hemingway
“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”
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