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"It took me some time to parse the first few paragraphs of this small novel; it's dense, but surprising and intriguing once I began to understand the flow, the cadence. Have earmarked many pages full of beautiful passages already..." Oct 24, 2014 07:53AM

 
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"This is DENSE... I'm going to cut back on the journal-reading on my commutes since my wrists cannot take the weight! You think I'm kidding..." Mar 21, 2013 06:35AM

 

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Fear of Flying by Erica Jong
"I started out thinking it was offputting, but at some point Isadora started speaking directly to me. The indecision, the fear, the hypocrisy--such an authentic novel about being female. "
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"Nadine wrote: "I loved it too! The ending was a bit too quick and perfect in terms of her and Ceiling, but it was a great read. I hope the movie gets...more "
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Americanah
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I plowed through this novel earnestly; it was a page turner for me because, well, how many times have I come across a female African protagonist living and observing race in the United States? When people say there are no more stories to tell, I can...more
Jessica and 1 other person liked Lauren's review of The Goldfinch:
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
"I debated between a four and a five. I guess if I'm being honest, this is a 4.25 that I rounded up even though that's against the rules of arithmetic.

Anyway, I feel like if F. Scott Fitzgerald and Chuck Palahniuk had a love child, that love child..." Read more of this review »
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Chuck Palahniuk
“What I want is to be needed. What I need is to be indispensable to somebody. Who I need is somebody that will eat up all my free time, my ego, my attention. Somebody addicted to me. A mutual addiction.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

Ron Butlin
“It used to be that each time you fell in love, the effort of loving released in you the energy to hold everything together a little longer. Then, after several months or years, when things began to crack apart again, you would fall in love with someone else. New energy would be released, and for a time you and your world would be safe once more.

By now, however, you have exhausted that. There seems to be no energy left - if you had discovered alcohol earlier it might have saved a few broken hearts. For you, alcohol is not the problem - it's the solution: dissolving all the separate parts into one. A universal solvent. An ocean.”
Ron Butlin, The Sound of My Voice

Jenny Hollowell
“Birdie is silent. She is tired of soon. Soon is round and smooth, without never’s honest jagged edges. Soon is like the End of the World, always approaching but never arriving. Soon is the excuse people use when nothing ever happens on time.”
Jenny Hollowell, Everything Lovely, Effortless, Safe

Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
“It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love.”
Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

Gustave Flaubert
“Before her marriage she had thought that she had love within her grasp; but since the happiness which she had expected this love to bring her hadn’t come, she supposed she must have been mistaken. And Emma tried to imagine just what was meant, in life, by the words “bliss,” “passion,” and “rapture” - words that had seemed so beautiful to her in books.”
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

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