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The Golden Apples
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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Lolita
by Vladimir Nabokov
read in October, 2008
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You read this and you think, "my God but this man was born to be a writer of words." It's hard to imagine an author having a greater facility for writing fiction than Nabokov. You're so enthralled by how learned Humbert Humbert is as a character and,...more
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Independence Day by Richard Ford
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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
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Game of Shadows by Mark Fainaru-Wada
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I thought I would hate this book. I really enjoyed it instead. It was gripping, to say the least. I was fed up with the baseball steroid scandal and I guess I didn't really learn anything new about the whole scandal itself. But it was a fascinating s...more
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No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain
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Twain's late works are so fascinating. If you didn't know beforehand that Mark Twain wrote this you'd be hardpressed to believe he did if told so afterward.
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The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
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I teach this book regularly. Deceivingly simplistic. And wonderful.
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Cathedral by Raymond Carver
Cathedral
by Raymond Carver
recommended for: anyone
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One of my favorite all-time books. I love Carver anyway, but I especially like how he went off the minimalist thing here a bit. "A Small, Good Thing" is harrowing, but great. "Feathers" is funny. "Cathedral" always knocks my socks off. "The Train" is...more
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Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger
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One of the best sports books I've ever read. Really fascinating in the way the author immerses himself in the small town of Odesa, Texas and reveals the town's obsession with high-school football. The football scenes are well-described and the spotli...more
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The Golden Apples by Eudora Welty
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Rereading this for a class I'm teaching this summer on the short story.
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