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Little Children by Tom Perrotta
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i'm half way through this book but i think i'm going to abandon ship. the story is reasonably compelling, but i'm just not believing any of the characters at all. also to me the writing feels a little weak, so i don't get any extra joy from just read ...more
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How Mathematics Happened by Peter Strom Rudman
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The Most Beautiful Woman in Town & Other Stories by Charles Bukowski
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gave up on this halfway through. turns out two bukowski books in a row was too much bukowski for me. some good stories though!
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Delmore Schwartz by James Atlas
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this is a useful and informative biography but i gave up on it half way through. turns out i just didn't care enough about the subject to bother. i guess you could blame the biographer for not making delmore schwartz's life exciting enough, but reall ...more
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Three Novellas by Joseph Roth
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i checked this collection out of the library for one of its stories, "the legend of the holy drinker", and that's the only one i've read so far. it's an interesting story -- a strangely whimsical account of a hapless drunk who an unspecified holy pow ...more
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The Communistic Societies of the United States by Charles Nordhoff
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this is an interesting but somewhat repetitive contemporaneous journalistic account of american utopian communities in the 19th century (...i think -- the exact dates are already foggy and i already returned the book to the library so i can't verify) ...more
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The Legend of The Holy Drinker by Joseph Roth
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The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
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this book struck me as unusual in the sense that, at the time it was written, i imagine it didn't seem like a "proper book" to a lot of people. i'm not totally sure what i mean by that -- i guess just that this book feels like a strange mixture of th ...more
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Verbatim by Erin McKean
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