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Bentley rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Middlemarch
by George Eliot
read in March, 2009
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If nothing else, skip down and read these two quotes I've put in. They are the best part of 800 pages of one of the greatest geniuses "ever to write a novel," in some opinions.

It takes guts to pick this up; at 800 pages or so--dense pages--you've got...more
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"Well, five stars from you and it's on my "to read" list. I should've read it a long time ago, since you recommended it to me over a year ago, but I'm...more "
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
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Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Julius Caesar
by William Shakespeare
read in February, 2009
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Politics are complicated; people like talking about complicated things to seem enlightened; these people, sadly, irk me a little; Julius Caesar therefore was complicit in annoying me through class discussions it provoked. However, there were a few mo...more
Bentley rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Jane Eyre  by Charlotte Brontë
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My buddy swears I'm treacherous to rate "girl books" so highly, but there is some real feeling and depth of insight in this one. C. Brontë's language is impressive; I wanted to speed-read the book but realized some of her descriptions of nature--huma...more
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The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Hawthorne is a very pleasant read, though he is subject to the pace of another age that sometimes tried my patience. He was a writer that improved me for reading him, and I liked the thought within this. Dreadfully clever and cheeky at times, too.
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Ivanhoe by Walter Scott
Ivanhoe
by Walter Scott
read in May, 2007
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"...And he quaffed his cup, 'To all true English hearts'"--if you have one, you'll want to read this.
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