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MaryAnne rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
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About a little boy who loses his dad on 9/11. Pretty ambitious to tell it from the point of view of a 9-year-old. Funny and sad -- I got a bit teary at the end.
MaryAnne rated a book 4 of 5 stars
How We Are Hungry by Dave Eggers
How We Are Hungry: Stories
by Dave Eggers
read in September, 2007
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Really nice work from Dave Eggers. Makes you want to go write short stories.
MaryAnne rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
Special Topics in Calamity Physics
by Marisha Pessl (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2007
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Kind of show-offy, but fun to read. Reminded me of "The Secret History" a little.
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MaryAnne rated a book 4 of 5 stars
You Shall Know Our Velocity! by Dave Eggers
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It's all over the place, but so much fun and so well written you don't care.
MaryAnne rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
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A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O'Connor
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I guess it's OK if you're older than 16 when you first read these stories, but they won't feel as subversive and fun.
MaryAnne rated a book 4 of 5 stars
One Writer's Beginnings (William E.Massey Senior Lectures in ... by Eudora Welty
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A lovely autobiography. Read her fiction, too.
MaryAnne rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Light in August by William Faulkner
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I think this is the nicest of all Faulkner's books. It's nice and dense and chewy -- but full of hope, too.
MaryAnne rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Nicobobinus by Terry Jones
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Read this out loud to your favorite child. Fun for grown-ups, too.
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