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The Wizard
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"Hmm, I think it was a mistake to continue this series right away. I tend to need a break from an author after finishing a book, and I've just finished The Knight. So far, pg. 70, I feel as if Wolfe has abandoned any semblance of coherence and the story has descended into nonsense. I may need to take a break and return later." Jun 14, 2013 08:20PM

 

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Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust
"Originally published on my blog here between June and October 1999.

The Captive

With the seventh volume of Remembrance of Things Past (both The Guermantes Way and Sodome et Gomorrhe being originally published as two separate volumes), a distinct cha..." Read more of this review »
Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
"Neal Stephenson needs an editor.

Also, it may be cute and even kind of interesting to write an historical fantasy novel using idioms and vernacular from the 20th century on purpose, but it just doesn't work for me.

And yeah, ok we get it Neal, you'r..." Read more of this review »
The Dying Grass by William T. Vollmann
"pre-reading link:

"It's quite a bit shorter than War & Peace." HA!

$55 USD, though?

(to be clear (re: the price) - i have a lot of respect for vollmann, for his writing and because he strikes me such a smart and interesting man. book pricing fa..." Read more of this review »
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A History of Violence by John Wagner
A History of Violence
by John Wagner
read in June, 2015
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I am stuck between 2 and 3 for a rating, not that it's really a big deal. I saw the film first, so I could not help reading the original graphic novel with that playing in the corner of my mind. I actually appreciate the drastic changes that were mad ...more
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The Keep by F. Paul Wilson
The Keep (Adversary Cycle, #1)
by F. Paul Wilson (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2015
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I picked this up at a local Goodwill shop. The movie was one of my memorable early theater horror-movie excursions as a kid, and even though its quality is questionable, I think it did some things towards forming my affection for moody sets and Tange ...more
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Junky by William S. Burroughs
"I think I prefer looking at this text in its original light: a sensationalized, dime-store paperback about junkies. I just can't take this type of work too seriously. I've met so many people who hail Burroughs as genius and I have yet to find out..." Read more of this review »
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The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
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