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Stace rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Soul On Bikes  by Tobie Gene Levingston
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Not a really sophisticated book, but I picked it up in a bookshop one Sunday, and I didn't put it down until I had finished it. A story of a black man from the south who grows up a sharecroppers son then travels to the Bay area in the 1950's and star...more
"Damn. "
Stace and 5 other people liked J. Trott's review of White Oleander:
White Oleander by Janet Fitch
" This book is the tale of a girl with a warrior poetess for a mother. When her mother kills a boyfriend and is imprisoned the girl is thrown into California's foster care system. There she experiences ignorance, abuse, and need, and love in equal m... " Read more of this review »

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"I recently saw Mr. Diaz read again, and was again amazed by the open easy way he had with the audience. Did you ever have a really cool teacher that w...more "
Stace rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
by Junot Díaz
recommended for: Nerds, and the nerds who love them.
read in December, 2007
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So who among you can't relate to Oscar? The obscurity of the many references in this book were sometimes lost even on me, a lawful neutral ninth level cleric/monk. The setting is somewhat different from my experience, but not so much. Being of a simi...more
"C'mon Shep, How can you dis' Sam Clemens? "
Stace rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Drown by Junot Díaz
by Junot Díaz
recommended for: Humans
read in July, 2007
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I was lucky enough to have seen Junot Diaz read, and that cabròn was hilarious! His talk was fresh, lewd, direct, sly, sweet, and honest. Exactly like his writing. He spoke of how Hip Hop had informed his life and work, and how a writer must use expe...more
Stace rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Life After God by Douglas Coupland
Life After God
by Douglas Coupland
recommended for: apprentice curmudgeons
read in August, 2007
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This one reads like a diary, kind of an aging Generation X. I strongly relate to it as I am slightly younger than Coupland. As Gen. X was exciting to read, being amazed by the connection of similar feelings and experiences of youth, L.A.G. was rather...more
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