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Rick Rick said: "The vulgarity and confrontational vocabulary clearly apes HST, but Taibbi delves more substantively into the politics circus. "

 
War and Peace
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Rick Rick said: "After discarding Proust, this has become my new large reading ambition. The stories are true--it's comically thick. "

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Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
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I still think Kate Chopin did it better.
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The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler
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Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
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Too many adjectives.
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The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
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I want to save Isabel Archer, but alas, it is not to be...
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Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence
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Empathetic yet not overbearing.
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The Translator by John Crowley
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Less-than-incisive insights into Cold War-era America, and that's generous.
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This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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I blame Fitzgerald for so many flippant first novels about college.
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A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
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"He never forgets how to describe how things taste." Well done, Nicolas Cage. Well done.
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The Gospel According to the Son by Norman Mailer
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A casual account of the crucifixion. Gotta love Grandpa Norman...
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W.B. Yeats
“The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.”
W.B. Yeats, The Collected Poems

Don DeLillo
“War is the form nostalgia takes when men are hard-pressed to say something good about their country.”
Don DeLillo, Don DeLillo's White Noise

Alfred Tennyson
“It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
Match'd with an agèd wife, I mete and dole
Unequal laws unto a savage race,
That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me.”
Alfred Tennyson

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
“Readers may be divided into four classes:
1) Sponges, who absorb all that they read and return it in nearly the same state, only a little dirtied.
2) Sand-glasses, who retain nothing and are content to get through a book for the sake of getting through the time.
3) Strain-bags, who retain merely the dregs of what they read.
4) Mogul diamonds, equally rare and valuable, who profit by what they read, and enable others to profit by it also”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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