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Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins
Skinny Legs and All
by Tom Robbins
read in September, 2009
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This has to be one of the smartest, most creative works of fiction I've ever read. Add to that funny, poignant, deeply philosophical. And for all its frenetic energy, none of it is superfluous.

I honestly don't understand the criticisms of the work.
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Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
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Hamlet by William Shakespeare
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Watership Down by Richard Adams
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John Servilio and 36 other people liked Greg's review of Skinny Legs and All:
Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins
"I can't think of any other book I've read very recently that left my mind as thoroughly blown as Skinny Legs and All. I'd only read one other Tom Robbins book -- Still Life With Woodpecker -- so I was prepared for his playfulness, humor, intricate..." Read more of this review »
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale
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Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
Alias Grace
by Margaret Atwood (Goodreads Author)
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I read this book because I love The Handmaid's Tale so well. This, in contrast, was rather excruciating, the language having little charge. And in the more than first 150 pages, the plot was plodding and character development absent. I'm sorry. I rea ...more
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
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