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The Way of All Flesh
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Vivien Vivien said: "I haven't finished the book, but Samuel Butler is already high on my list of dead literary soul-mates. Anyone who was raised in Christianity and found themselves wracked with doubt and cast on their own resources will feel a kinship with the main cha...more "

 
Journal of a Disa...
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Vivien Vivien said: "Hey, if H.G. Wells liked it enough to write a preface, it's got to be up my alley. So far, it's adorable... but I'm just in the teen years. I feel one of those moments coming on, where I feel total communion with an author. I greatly anticipate this. "

 

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"It's charming, as all his stuff is, but for my time/money/energy, I think The Hawkline Monster is a better Brautigan novel. "
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Veronica by Mary Gaitskill
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The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler
The Way of All Flesh
by Samuel Butler
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I haven't finished the book, but Samuel Butler is already high on my list of dead literary soul-mates. Anyone who was raised in Christianity and found themselves wracked with doubt and cast on their own resources will feel a kinship with the main cha...more
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The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean
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Crucial Conversations by May Sarton
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A Reckoning by May Sarton
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The Great Man by Kate Christensen
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In the Drink by Kate Christensen
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Fly by Night by Frances Hardinge
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Dark and unsettling, with a nearly-irritating axe to grind, but inventive and atmospheric enough that that didn't bother me. And besides, the axe that was ground is my kind of axe (freedom of speech and thought). I will definitely read this author's...more
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