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Elaine made a comment on Holly’s review of The Fever
The Fever by Megan Abbott
" Was this a good audio? Looking for my next listen "
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" Charlie thanks I hadn't heard of the book but it looks like a good modern counterpart to the Mahfouz. And it's on Kindle which is a plus, because the ...more"
Elaine added a status update: Hi Gr friends, I will be in Egypt over the New year. Have ordered Mahfouz's the Cairo Trilogy and Death on the Nile for two very different but geographically relevant reads. Any other suggestions?
Elaine and 6 other people liked Trish's review of Stage Business:
Stage Business by Gerry Fostaty
"Canadian writer Gerry Fostaty’s first novel is a delight from start to finish. Fostaty takes up the eminently reasonable but hitherto underused concept that the acting profession is excellent training for undercover police work. An acting troupe i..." Read more of this review »
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
"This was the best of the YA fiction I read in 2014, which isn't saying much. Not as much grating dialogue and fewer preposterous scenarios than Green and Rowell. The twist-ending was satisfying. Makes for nice light reading.
Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon
"This was a very difficult book to read at this time -- the "anniversary" of the Sandy Hook tragedy, the atrocity in Pakistan. School massacres have become alarmingly present. I can remember a time when the thought of killing children was anathema...." Read more of this review »
The Auschwitz Escape by Joel C. Rosenberg
" I have read badly written survivor memoirs. Having a story that deserves telling doesn't make you a good writer, unfortunately. Makes you realize just ...more"
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I Served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal
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A Visit to Don Otavio by Sybille Bedford
A Visit to Don Otavio
by Sybille Bedford
read in December, 2014
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Elaine made a comment on Teresa’s review of Ulysses
Ulysses by James Joyce
" Great review. This book blew me away as a freshman in college but it was very much in an academic way (history of language and literature and all that ...more"
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“Do those things that incline you toward the big questions, and avoid the things that would reduce you and make you trivial.”
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2011 Reading Challenge
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