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See Under by David Grossman
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Season of the Witch by David Talbot
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I learned a great deal of recent San Francisco history reading this book. It covered some very dark times. And some amazing times and people. Kinda melodramatic writing though ... I found that sort of offputting.
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Behind the Cloud by Marc Benioff
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Have not finished ... Too worky.... Reading time too precious for worky... Work enough as it is
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To the End of the Land by David Grossman
To the End of the Land
by David Grossman
read in April, 2013
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First chapter was one of most amazing things I have ever read .... Then I quit... Not sure why exactly .. Perhaps I will come back to it ... Going to try to make an "almost read" folder
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Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
Brooklyn
by Colm Tóibín
read in November, 2012
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after just reading kavalier and klay that also took place between nyc and europe, I really appreciated the simplicity of this book.... A simple compelling story and no fancy language or tricks... \just/ an incredible focus on the protagonist's emotio ...more
Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
"At first the presentation of this very linear and unambitious story seemed flat, especially after the pyrotechnics of my William Gaddis book. How wrong I was. This is a robust, muscular book disguised as a classic coming-of-age story. Mousy protag..." Read more of this review »
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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
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reading chabon is kinda like reading rushdie... there is so much detail and it's so beautifully presented. the story is woven so intricately
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