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Bryan Bedell rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Typhoon by Joseph Conrad
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My thrill at having experienced the excellent caliber of authorship found in Typhoon cannot be understated. His words and way absolutely envelope me. His skill at telling a story is just plain mind shattering. He drew me in, engaged me, ke...more
Bryan Bedell rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Ballad Of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde
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This work is one of my all time favorites. Sheer brilliance carved this work. A critically sharp mind that has contemplated mortality and man. The prose feel masterful. Wonderfully somber in tone with highlights of subtle mockery to offse...more
Bryan Bedell rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Short Stories by Bret Harte
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Commentary: (for the title story only) thus far...

This work is such a nice little treasure. The author does so well to capture such wonderful juxtapositions of sentiment. The story itself captures a subtle poignancy of human nature that is too often...more
Bryan Bedell rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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Commentary : This wonderful short story is quite a gem. It is very much a readers read. The author's voice is muted, however, her touch is personable and accessed with fluidity and fidelity. The prose are not earth shattering, however, her tonality i...more
Bryan Bedell rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Name of This Book Is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch
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This mysterious author has executed with mastery an uncommon smoothness of voice. It flows effortlessly from his pen. His style is so charming that even without story he will have you unawares at nib point begging for forgiveness before...more
Bryan Bedell rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
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This book is absolutly solid. The chartacterization is supreame. Steinbeck has a way! He captures a vivid picture of life from a bye-gone-era. The prose are mature yet accessable. The rythem and tonality are incredibly engaging. His style...more
Bryan Bedell rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
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This is a wonderful little read. For those who appreciate the essence of things, and can suspend belief in order to sap the marrow from a greater whole, then dive right in. The book will engage you. It will make you laugh, cry, hope and s...more
The Warlock by Michael Scott
"*I did not finish this. I stopped with 120 pages left, then skimmed the last chapter*

A whole bunch of flat, lifeless characters sitting around, doing shit-all and bidding their time until the final book.
This was absolute, utter crap. This time la..." Read more of this review »
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