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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3)
by Haruki Murakami
read in December, 2011
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1Q84 is that vast epic read that has both the power to spellbind while at the same time make you scratch your head. This was my first Murakami book, and it won't be my last. Murakami is a master of language creating beautiful imagery while at the sam ...more
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For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
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The decades since Hemingway's death have not been kind to his legacy. While still revered as a pillar of English literature, his life seems to have chipped away at his work. Most find Hemingway's writing too dry or his stories clustered with masogny ...more
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The Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell
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