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"Love the aristocratic Charleston setting of this novel. Looking forward to the Citadel hazing scenes." Dec 16, 2012 10:09AM

 

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Chasing the Scream by Johann Hari
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Neck Deep and Other Predicaments by Ander Monson
Neck Deep and Other Predicaments: Essays
by Ander Monson
recommended for: literary types with a ribald sense of humor
read in April, 2007
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this book is terribly witty, particularly the first half. it kept me laughing audibly on the brown line. the latter essays are a bit uneven, particularly the ones in which he explains his writing style -- don't ruin the mystery! Ander is a poet, a ge ...more
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In the Studio by Todd Hignite
In the Studio: Visits with Contemporary Cartoonists
by Todd Hignite
recommended for: Comics/Graphic Novel lovers
read in May, 2007
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Superb. Extensive, colorful interviews with the most creative comic writers/artists out there now, several from Chicago: Crumb, Seth, Clowes, Ware, Panter, Burns, Brunetti, Hernandez. See their favorite album covers, the films and comics that inspire ...more
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Other Electricities by Ander Monson
Other Electricities
by Ander Monson
recommended for: poets and midwesterners
read in April, 2007
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this book of short stories/pieces left me verbally imprinted with loneliness and grief. don't read this if you are depressed. Monson is from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Funny, because I once had a long distance boyfriend who lived in this strang ...more
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Akira, Vol. 6 by Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira, Vol. 6
by Katsuhiro Otomo
recommended for: Everyone
read in March, 2007
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Volume 6 winds up the Akira saga. This is the best manga I have read. The Japanese are the masters of monster-making. I still could not really tell if Tetsuo was dead at the end or not. His being seemed to infuse everything. Very Buddhist. I wonder w ...more
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Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge
Rainbows End
by Vernor Vinge
recommended for: plague enthusiasts & librarians
read in October, 2007
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A librarian recommended this to me as a work similar to NEal STephensen's Snowcrash, which I adored. Cyberpunk paranoia. A conspiracy is afoot to rid the world's libraries of books...
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Hunger by Knut Hamsun
Hunger
by Knut Hamsun
recommended for: anyone who is lonely
read in January, 2000
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this is flat out the best novel i have ever read. and that is saying a lot since i have read the pantheon of russian literature. not that much happens in this story. a norweigan man alone arrives in a town, wastes some time, and leaves on a boat. i c ...more
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Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
by Alison Bechdel
recommended for: all
read in October, 2006
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since everybody seems to be commenting on this book, i will also opine. i read this when it first came out 6 or so months ago. what i remember most is the finely hewn portrait of the father, with all his failings and intriguing qualities and weirdnes ...more
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Lost Girls by Alan Moore
Lost Girls (Lost Girls, #1-3)
by Alan Moore (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2007
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a book the liberry will never buy.
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Scandal by Shūsaku Endō
Scandal
by Shūsaku Endō
recommended for: those interested in doppelgangers
read in March, 2007
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trompe l'oeil: visual deception, in which objects are rendered in extremely fine detail emphasizing the illusion of tactile and spatial qualities.
This book posits a fictional trompe l'oeil. An aging nominally-Christian novelist starts seeing his dou
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Marcel Proust
“It comes so soon, the moment when there is nothing left to wait for.”
Marcel Proust

David Foster Wallace
“The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.”
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

“And every nation which shall war against thee, O house of Israel, shall be turned one against another, and they shall fall into the pit which they digged to ensnare the people of the Lord. And all that fight against Zion shall be destroyed, and that great whore, who hath perverted the right ways of the Lord, yea, that great and abomniable church, shall tumble to the dust and great shall be the fall of it.”
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Daniil Kharms
“I was most happy when pen and paper were taken from me and I was forbidden from doing anything. I had no anxiety about doing nothing by my own fault, my conscience was clear, and I was happy. This was when I was in prison.”
Daniil Kharms, Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings

Charles Bukowski
“Do you hate people?”

“I don't hate them...I just feel better when they're not around.”
Charles Bukowski, Barfly

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