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Absurdistan
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Deborah Katz Deborah Katz said: " It's like Norwegian Wood meets The Elementary Particles.

But with FAR less charming or useful flashbacks.

And the tone gets a bit...redundant. I'm 1/3rd through and I've just downgraded from a 4 to a 3...but it'll be a 2 if it keeps up like this.
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Carschooling by Diane Flynn Keith
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Papillon by Henri Charrière
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Look...it's a little implausible, right? And we'd like to think that we like autobiographies because they're the real-world experiences of people who can engage us in authentic stories that illustrate the breadth of human strength.

But I always like t
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Time on My Hands by Peter Delacorte
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It's impossible to explain to people why I like this book without sounding retarded.

"So this guy has a time-travel machine and he needs to stop Regan from becoming president and it's in LA before there are freeways, and he falls in love with this chi
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Jamesland by Michelle Huneven
Jamesland
by Michelle Huneven (Goodreads Author)
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If LA was Nova Scotia, and dreary like The Shipping News then this little "OMG the world is so small and full of charcters!" story about Los Feliz would be a bit more...tolerable?

I don't know though. The East Side does have a lot invested in its own
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Identity by Milan Kundera
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Hey look! A clean little vignette about perception and how we know each other and in the exercise he manages to actually write honestly about a woman because the entire book is about being honest about perspective and...wait for it...identity!

Well...
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The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton
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Here's what I'm learning about myself:

I despise po' country lit written by women.

Is that terrible? Does that make me a bad feminist?

In Country? Hated it. All these poor white trash stories about kids growin' up harder n' poorer than those other kids
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Moon Palace by Paul Auster
Moon Palace
by Paul Auster
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I love everything this man writes. Sometimes I take a break, thinking he's redundant.

Maybe he is. I don't give a damn. His characters are real inside their heads and inside the reader's heads. They are everyone's most heartbreaking anti-social impuls
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Two Trains Running by Andrew Vachss
Two Trains Running
by Andrew Vachss (Goodreads Author)
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It's cheesy noir.

But in a good way. It's cheesy noir for people who would otherwise throw cheesy noir across the room.

It's a beach read if you're reading on the beach when it's cloudy and sort of cold and damp out.

It's the thinking man's noir when he
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Little White Secrets by Catherine Jinks
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It's what E. Annie Proloux would write if she had a better sense of humor. The Shipping News meets Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Jinks, although faithful to Proloux's vision of Nova Scotia is actually from Australia, like her displaced "What? I'm ga ...more
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Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart
Absurdistan
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