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Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
by Thomas Hardy
read in April, 2014
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My professor introduced this novel by saying "Tess will change your life... but not in a good way." Without a doubt, it has made me question the universe and all who inhabit it. My hatred of the patriarchy (aka Alec D'Urberville and Angel Clare) stil...more
Thomas and 107 other people liked karen's review of Tess of the d'Urbervilles:
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
" there will probably be spoilers here. i will possibly rant. if you don't know what happens in tess, it is better not to read this review, although, frankly, to my way of thinking, hardy has so many superior novels, stories, poems, that you would b... " Read more of this review »
Thomas and 146 other people liked Steve's review of Tess of the d'Urbervilles:
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
" HEADLINE: A bad guy who is fabulously talented in bed and a good guy who fumbles sex can complicate life for a girl.


I ought to have my head examined for undertaking a review of Tess of the d'Ubervilles, the next to the last of Thomas Hardy's novel... " Read more of this review »
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
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Maya Angelou's historic and memorable autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings deserves its acclaim. She details her experience from the age of three to the peak of her adolescence at 16, with several themes woven in, such as the overcoming of t...more
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Backbone by David Foster Wallace
Backbone
by David Foster Wallace
read in April, 2014
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More like a 3.5. Backbone is an odd short story, but beyond the plot elements David Foster Wallace creates a lot of room for analysis and reflection. His clinical, journalistic writing style in this piece contrasts with the abnormal parts of the stor...more
Red Moon by Benjamin Percy
" I love Percy's voice and when I heard him read his work at the National Book Festival, I was sold. It took me quite a while to get to the book, though.

Yes, it's about werewolves. But it's not really about werewolves. Horror is the lens through wh... " Read more of this review »
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The Lost Art of Listening by Michael P. Nichols
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Have you ever felt your words fall on deaf ears? Have you ever felt like you didn't know how to listen to someone when they really needed you to?

In The Lost Art of Listening, Michael Nichols frames listening as an active art - we need practice to tra...more
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Hunters in the Snow by Tobias Wolff
Hunters in the Snow
by Tobias Wolff
read in March, 2014
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A deceptively simple story about three men who go for a hunt in the woods, Hunters in the Snow served as a good piece for discussion. Each character brings a different dynamic to the story and its development overall in terms of plot structure leaves...more
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Panic by Lauren Oliver
Panic
by Lauren Oliver (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2014
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Panic: a game played by graduating seniors in the dead-end town of Carp, where all contestants must face their worst fears - and each other. Heather never thought she would participate in Panic, but when her broken heart finds a new cause to...more
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A Study in Emerald by Neil Gaiman
A Study in Emerald
by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2014
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Neil Gaiman shows off his writing in his short story A Study in Emerald. A pastiche of Sherlock Holmes, its deft writing and clever ending will appeal to fans of Gaiman and of Holmes. Though I do not have much knowledge about the mystery genre, I enj...more
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“Literature is as old as speech. It grew out of human need for it and it has not changed except to become more needed. The skalds, the bards, the writers are not separate and exclusive. From the beginning, their functions, their duties, and their responsibilities have been decreed by our species... the writer is delegated to declare and to celebrate man's proven capacity for greatness of heart and spirit - for gallantry in defeat, for courage, compassion and love. In the endless war against weakness and despair, these are the bright rally flags of hope and of emulation. I hold that a writer who does not passionately believe in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor any membership in literature.”
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“Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore.”
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“Do you take pride in your hurt? Does it make you seem large and tragic? ...Well, think about it. Maybe you're playing a part on a great stage with only yourself as audience.”
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