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Adam Adam said: " One of the best books I've ever read, and responsible for altering my perception of an entire domain of art, changing me from a distant spectator of music (especially early 20th century classical and contemporary classical) to an active listener.

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A Psychology of Fear by David R. Saliba
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The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
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The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Virgin Suicides
by Jeffrey Eugenides
read in July, 2012
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This came up at a dinner party last night. I'd forgotten, for the most part, its existence. Will, consequently, read it again, will wallow, mildly whiskey-soaked, in its exquisite melancholic beauty.
The Pale King by David Foster Wallace
“True heroism is minutes, hours, weeks, year upon year of the quiet, precise, judicious exercise of probity and care—with no one there to see or cheer. This is the world.”
David Foster Wallace
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Drinking with Men by Rosie Schaap
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“And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in the latest styles from Old Navy, and laid him in a shopping cart, because they were waiting in line to get into Walmart.”
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Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
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My life, at present, is almost entirely devoted to this novel. And to incredibly ill-advised liaisons with online dating matches. As of December 15, I hope to have finished my graduate seminar paper on Mansfield Park. At that point, I might write a r ...more
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The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak
The Bastard of Istanbul
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Upheavals of Thought by Martha C. Nussbaum
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David Foster Wallace
“The severing of an established connection is exponentially more painful than the rejection of an attempted connection.”
David Foster Wallace, The Broom of the System

Roberto Bolaño
“It's absurd to see an enchanted princess in every girl who walks by. What do you think you are, a troubadour?”
Roberto Bolaño, Antwerp

Lester Bangs
“[Springsteen] sort of catarrh-mumbles his ditties in a disgruntled mushmouth like Robbie Robertson on Quaaludes with Dylan barfing down the back of his neck.”
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Adam Kotsko
“And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in the latest styles from Old Navy, and laid him in a shopping cart, because they were waiting in line to get into Walmart.”
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David Foster Wallace
“A bird named Vlad the Impaler, who spent the bulk of his life hissing and looking at himself in a little mirror hanging[...] in the iron cage, a mirror so dull and cloudy with Vlad the Impaler’s bird-spit that Vlad the Impaler could not possibly have seen anything more than a vague yellowish blob behind a pane of mist[...] A bird that not infrequently literally bit the hand that fed it, before returning to dance in front of its own shapeless reflection, straining and contorting always for a better view of itself.”
David Foster Wallace, The Broom of the System

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Description: a list of my favourite novels. I've rated a few more books 5 stars on here, but those don't quite have the same resonance with me.
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For anyone from the city of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.
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A place to chat about anything that emerges. We're pretty relaxed, and our attitudes mostly are mild. Make friends. Be authentic. Get mad. Laugh. Knoc ...more
79477 Women and Men — 91 members — last activity Dec 15, 2014 01:41PM
Women and Men began as a reading group for Joseph McElroy's masterpiece. It has developed into All Things McElroy. We have chapter threads for discuss ...more
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500 Great Books By Women A Reader's Guide to the Worlds of Women's Writing Be sure to check out the bookshelf and see if you've reviewed any of the book ...more
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2013 Reading Challenge
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