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Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere by Poe Ballantine
"I loved loved loved this book. I picked it up and felt compelled to read it cover to cover in one sitting. I loved his writing style—especially how he reminds his readers who the characters are (without making the reader feel stupid for not being..." Read more of this review »
Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere by Poe Ballantine
"This book is laugh-out-loud funny, and it's likely to make you feel better about your lot in life. Ballantine is an odd dude who has deliberately chosen to live in a blighted, frigid little city most of us would run screaming from, and to work a c..." Read more of this review »
Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere by Poe Ballantine
"Poe Ballantine has a wonderful narrative voice, which I really enjoy. I also partially identify with his late bloomer complex and his discomfort with other people's definitions of success/stability. Although Love and Terror is a bit repetitive at..." Read more of this review »
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Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere by Poe Ballantine
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Ballantine wanders in a very specific, observant way, then thinks, then tells.

There is no writer like this. The book is a journey, each moment more important than the resolution. And you really get a sense of his commitment to writing and being a wri
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The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Station Eleven
by Emily St. John Mandel (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2016
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I totally loved this book. I slowed down as I approached the end, not so much that I didn't want it to end, just because I wanted to really pay attention to how -- 20 years after civilization as we know it had ended due to a pandemic -- hope for the ...more
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Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
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I loved Wolf Hall, and I was intrigued by the play of Thomas Cromwell's cool mind and the moodiness and unabashed power of Henry VIII.

Here, Cromwell's intellect starts to seem ruthless or at least not tempered by feelings (his, which are well repress
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The Folded Clock by Heidi Julavits
The Folded Clock: A Diary
by Heidi Julavits (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2016
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I loved this odd, wonderful book of essays masquerading as a diary SO MUCH that, after I read and returned it to the library, I bought my own copy for re-reading and potentially annotating.
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Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel
Are You My Mother?
by Alison Bechdel
read in October, 2015
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This is a great book.

Interestingly, I started it tentatively. When I read her earlier comix memoir, Fun Home, I found it over-determined, as if the reader couldn't be trusted with nuance and interpretation. Every psychological or emotional message wa
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