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Four Queens by Nancy Goldstone
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This is an outstanding read for anyone interested in European history or in the crazy antics of the monarchy and their breath takingly disfunctional families. Nancy Goldstone brings this entire period of history to life, and what interesting lives th ...more
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The American by Henry James
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The American, not surprisingly, is a book about an American, who, having been successful in business all his life, goes to France to win over a wife. The hero is a good natured, self-made millionaire named Newman (get it?) who falls in love with the ...more
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The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
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Although I give this book a definitive five stars, I would hesitate to recommend it to most people. The story is a delicate unfolding of scenes from the life of an aged Engish butler. Of particular interest is the fact that it's written by a Japanese ...more
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Cakes and Ale by W. Somerset Maugham
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The last sentence on the back of the Penguin Classic jacket cover of this book reads, "A controversial novel when it was published, Cakes and Ale brings us a heroine so sensual and modern that she's still able to raise an eyebrow today." Unfortunatel ...more
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
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Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
" Happy new year! Gilead's a really good book. I wrote a review of this for my book list. I tried calling you again a couple of days ago but only got th ...more "
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Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
" I threw The Stranger across the rooml =) "
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Cymbeline by William Shakespeare
" I just saw this in the out door theatre up in Topanga last weekend and I saw an awesome production of it in Stratford. "
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Some Prefer Nettles by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
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Tanizaki became my favorite Japanese author after I read this book. A delicate look into the life of a Japanese couple trying to cross from traditional, pre-World War II Japanese culture into the modern era of the 1920s. It's a slow, domestic novel b ...more
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Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
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Sexy vampires boys that listen to Debussy? Got'a love it!
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