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The Bostonians
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Reesies Reesies said: " I'm loathing this book. Well in general I'm not in the James camp- how does he make such interesting situations so ponderous and dull? I understand he's a stylist, but I simply don't find his style absorbing. And I'm only half way through- urgh. "

 

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The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
The Stone Diaries
by Carol Shields
recommended for: women, mostly
read in January, 2005
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I actually cry just thinking about this book sometimes. There are many touching and powerful moments in it, but what always sticks with me is the depiction of the sadness and impotence- yet ineluctable quality- of respectable old age and death.

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Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
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Ulysses by James Joyce
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How can I give this stars? Anything I said would be lying- I'm 'supposed' to love it, and give it 5, but no real person REALLY loves it- but how can you give it a 1 or 2 when it honestly is a work of genius whether it's enjoyable or still relevant or ...more
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All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
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Beautifully written, but for whatever reason the plot just didn't entirely hold my interest. Nevertheless, every time my attention started to wander there'd be some perfectly formed phrase to bring me back- so not bad!
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Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell
Keep the Aspidistra Flying
by George Orwell
read in January, 1999
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Another of my very favourite books ever- and probably the only book I ever read in middle or high school that I enjoyed. We read it as a counterpoint to Virginia Woolf's essay 'A Room of One's Own' which made for interesting discussions. Like much of ...more
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Lord of the Flies
by William Golding
recommended for: stupid people
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hate hate hate this book.
I had to read it in 8th and 10th grade. It's appropriate to 8th grade, but I hated it as a book, and by 10th grade it was just way too easy. Then my English teacher told the class that it WASN'T an allegory and was "just what
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The Bostonians by Henry James
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I'm loathing this book. Well in general I'm not in the James camp- how does he make such interesting situations so ponderous and dull? I understand he's a stylist, but I simply don't find his style absorbing. And I'm only half way through- urgh.
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