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Anna Karenina
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oriana oriana said: " Hey bookfriends. I'm having a problem and I'm hoping you all could maybe help me out.

This is the thing. One of the biggest holes in my literary knowledge is the Russians. Like all of them. I've read Master & Margarita, but that's it. No War and
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Inherent Vice
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oriana oriana said: " God, here is another of those instances where my brain is just a totally unreliable pile of poo.

Because listen, I got SO EXCITED when I heard there was going to be a Pynchon movie made finally finally, and from such a good one! I thought, Gosh, I'd
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House Rules by Jodi Picoult
"Welp. Here's something about me I had zero recollection of having ever read any Picoult, but apparently about a year ago I read three and hated them so hard I couldn't even write anything apart from "never again." So in order to prevent me dipping..." Read more of this review »
Mounted by a Monster by Mina Shay
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oh, mina shay - you've done it again. you have made a girl have some bizarre-assed intercourse with something no one has ever had intercourse with - the man in the mirror.

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Today I Wrote Nothing by Daniil Kharms
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I was bemoaning how bored I am by Anna Karenina, and a clever Goodreadser told me if I wanted to fill in the gaps in my reading of the Russians (which I do), I'd be much better off reading this one (among several others). So I shall!
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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
" Thank you!! I'll check that one out. And yeah, I've been really wanting to read the Empathy Exams for months. I'll let you know how it goes! "
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
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Panic in a Suitcase by Yelena Akhtiorskaya
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From Flavorwire's "Best Novels of 2014":

This was not only the year of the debut, it was the year of the debut of tantalizing sentences — and Akhtiorskaya’s are the best of the bunch. She understands that great prose has zero to do with experimentatio
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A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
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From Flavorwire's "Best Novels of 2014":

The 2014 novel that most proves there is no rubric that separates long, readable, plot-heavy novels from books that push the boundaries of language. In fact, Marlon James’ novel is probably the easiest to recom
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A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
"this book is a little challenging at the outset, but if you stick with it, you will be rewarded like a motherfucker. (note: if that word upsets you, this book is not for you)

it's not the length that is challenging, although 700 pages is a nice chu..." Read more of this review »
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The Wallcreeper by Nell Zink
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Here's a book I've never heard of put out by a publisher I've never heard of. Bananas! And here's what Flavorwire said when they put this in their "Best Novels of 2014" roundup:

Nell Zink’s novel stays ahead of the reader by virtue of its author’s fle
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