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Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
Housekeeping
by Marilynne Robinson
read in January, 2017
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The claustrophobia of first person here is hard to get past especially since it’s not first person in the “I’m going to tell you how I feel, or about my perspective;” it’s just first-person; it’s sad; and touches on themes of abandonment; control; lo ...more
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Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2)
by Diana Gabaldon (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2017
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I found this one hard to get into; it so abruptly throws us back into the twentieth century and Claire has come back, has a daughter who is full-grown; she went back to Frank; she left Jamie. The heartbreak! The disappointment!!! How is a reader supp ...more
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The Essential Letters from America by Alistair Cooke
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The best part about the audio book is that the excerpts are from Cooke's actual broadcasts. The second-best part is his piece on the assassination of Bobby Kennedy which he actually witnessed. The worst is his piece on the Watts riots in which he bas ...more
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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Lolita
by Vladimir Nabokov
read in December, 2016
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Even now, over a month after finishing the book, I’m unsure what to think.

It’s an intriguing book, the forty-something Humbert Humbert tells us about his affair with a fourteen-year-old girl. But for all the sex, it’s not a terribly salacious book, p
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A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
A Little Life
by Hanya Yanagihara (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2016
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Astounding; astonishing; incredible. I couldn’t put it down. Is the plot over the top? Yes. No doubt about it every bad thing that could happen to Jude does. Probably does. Are some of the story arc choices questionable? Definitely. What is the purpo ...more
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American Lion by Jon Meacham
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Well, our author was certainly a fan and went to a good deal of effort to paint Andrew Jackson in the most favorable light possible. He paints Jackson's weaknesses as well meant missteps of a man who loved his country too much. Meacham spends an inor ...more
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Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote
Other Voices, Other Rooms
by Truman Capote
read in November, 2016
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It has a rich decadence of language and definitely portrays the dying, decaying Old South. The story seems unsure of itself and a little muddled. Obviously it's a coming of age, and it is beautifully written and tragic and sad.

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Fear and Loathing in America by Hunter S. Thompson
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What can I say? This was an amazing and brilliant book. It’s just this amazing and wonderful glimpse into the life of a professional journalist. It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book that I was loathe to put down. I get so caught up in just ge ...more
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A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
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I always enjoy books like this: books that discuss the fabric of the universe; the quality and definition of time; and Hawking is certainly brilliant at trying to make sense of the universe in a very ordered, very mathematical way. I always get a lit ...more
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Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell
Unfamiliar Fishes
by Sarah Vowell
read in December, 2015
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The book is witty, sardonic, and well-written. My response to the book is probably more wrapped up in my own issues than in the actual quality of the book. It didn’t make me feel nearly as bad about being a white American as I thought it might. Thoug ...more
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