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Susan rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Illywhacker by Peter Carey
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This is an old Peter Carey book from the 1980s that I never read. It encompasses the sweep of Australian history and identity through the eyes of the 139-year old narrator who is an adventurer and a con man. It gets a little long and a little surreal...more
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The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
The White Tiger
by Aravind Adiga
read in February, 2009
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I wanted to see what all the raves were about: debut novel set in contemporary India--a man who rose from being a slave to being a master of entrepreneurship. The satire about India holds a mirror up to American culture. The book is a series of journ...more
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Any Human Heart by William Boyd
Any Human Heart
by William Boyd
read in January, 2009
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Story told through the journals of fictional writer/journalist/spy Logan Mountstuart spans the 20th century. He hobnobs with artists, writers and ex-pats of the 20s in Paris (Picasso, Hemingway, Fitzgerald). Interesting, particularly British, view of...more
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What is the What by Dave Eggers
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Read this in excerpts before, but now that I'm going to use it in my class, I read the entire book. Deng's difficult and powerful story told with amazing skill by Dave Eggers. Not a light read but entirely accessible.
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Brazzaville Beach by William Boyd
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Boyd is a new writer to me. He grew up in Ghana and presents the history, geography, and psychology of Africa through the story of a woman who goes to Brazzaville to study chimpanzees. I want to read more of his works. Any Human Heart is on my "to re...more
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"Being the "good friend Susan" mentioned above, I concur with Gail's review. It's a fascinating journey through Teddy Roosevelt's psyche as well as dow...more "
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To Siberia by Per Petterson
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Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
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