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Amanda and 38 other people liked Louisa's review of Norwegian Wood:
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
" Please sit and listen/feel for a little while: The chirping of birds, the warmth of the sun on your face, the gentle sway of trees and see within yourself what it truly feels to be lonely. To always be an outsider in this overcrowded world. A plac... " Read more of this review »
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Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley
" This graphic novel is just cool.

It's the story of Katie, a chef who wants to open her own restaurant, and she also wishes she could get back with her ex-boyfriend, Max. Katie lives in an apartment above a restaurant named Seconds, and one night sh... " Read more of this review »
Wizard and Glass by Stephen King
" I remember when this book was released. I was in high school, in the middle of a serious Stephen King binge. In roughly a year, I read nearly everything he'd written to that point, except The Stand, books he'd written as Bachman, and The Dark Towe... " Read more of this review »
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Hamlet's BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age
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"R.S. wrote: "I didn't enjoy "that scene" either. It would have been fine without. I felt dirty after reading it."

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Day Men Vol. 1 by Matt Gagnon
Day Men Vol. 1
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“And pretty is not even the right word. She burns. She's a verb.”
Max Gladstone, Two Serpents Rise

Charles Frazier
“He had been alone in the world and empty for so long. But she filled him full, and so he believed everything that had been taken out of him might have been for a purpose. To clear space for something better.”
Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain

Jess Walter
“All we have is the story we tell. Everything we do, every decision we make, our strength, weakness, motivation, history, and character-what we believe-none of it is real; it's all part of the story we tell. But here's the thing: it's our goddamned story!
Jess Walter, Beautiful Ruins

Cormac McCarthy
“when God made man the devil was at his elbow. A creature that can do anything. Make a machine. And a machine to make the machine. And evil that can run itself a thousand years, no need to tend it.”
Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

Charles Frazier
“One thing he discovered with a great deal of astonishment was that music held more for him than just pleasure. There was meat to it. The grouping of sounds, their forms in the air as they rang out and faded, said something comforting to him about the rule of creation. What the music said was that there is a right way for things to be ordered so that life might not always be just tangle and drift, but have a shape, an aim. It was a powerful argument against the notion that things just happen.”
Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain

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